Economic Contributions of Missouri Agriculture and Forestry

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In 2016, agriculture, forestry and related industries in Missouri contributed:

  • $33.0 billion in value-added
    • $88.4 billion in sales minus $55.4 billion in inputs
  • 378,232 jobs
  • $17.5 billion in labor income
  • $2.2 billion in state/local taxes
  • $4.0 billion in federal taxes

Of the $33.0 billion in added value from the agriculture, forestry, and related economic activity:

  • Crops, Livestock, Forestry, and Fisheries Production contributed: $9.4 billion
  • Agriculture Inputs and Services contributed: $5.0 billion
  • Food and Related Products Manufacturing contributed: $15.5 billion
  • Forestry Products Manufacturing contributed: $3.2 billion

Of the industries studied, the following are the top three contributors of value-added to the State of Missouri:

  • Breweries: $2.9 billion
  • Oilseed Farming: $2.3 billion
  • Dog and Cat Food Manufacturing: $2.3 billion

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