Agriculture Top Economic Industry In Missouri

A study commissioned by the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the Missouri Farm Bureau showed agriculture is still the top economic industry in the Show-Me State.

Agricultural products, which include crops, livestock, forestry and fishery production; agriculture inputs and services; food and related products manufacturing and forestry products manufacturing, brought in $88.4 billion in revenue in 2016.

In addition, agricultural jobs employed more than 378,000 Missourians, who earned a collective $17.5 billion in labor income. Agricultural companies also contributed $2.2 billion in state and local taxes, and $4 billion in federal taxes.

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