Kansas Agribusiness Commodity Flow Study

In a study commissioned by the Kansas Department of Agriculture, DIS conducted a comprehensive analysis of the flow of agricultural goods into, out of, and within the state of Kansas. The movement of the following commodities was analyzed using DIS’s dynamic flow model: 

  • Corn 
  • Grain Sorghum 
  • Soybeans 
  • Wheat  
  • Dried Distillers Grains 
  • Soybean Meal 
  • Wheat Mill feeds (Midds) 
  • Meat and Bone Meal 
  • Ethanol 
  • Biodiesel 
  • Beef and Dairy Cows 
  • Fed Cattle 
  • Hogs 
  • Sheep and Goats 
  • Broiler Chickens 
  • Turkeys 
  • Milk 

In 2020, Kansas produced more than 44 million tons of these crop and livestock products.  An estimated 19.3 million tons of these commodities are transported from production points within Kansas for first-level processing, use as feed, fuel, or other intermediate uses such as ingredients in pet foods. Local use, defined as within the same USDA Agricultural Statistics District (ASD), accounts for 72% of the commodity movement that stays inside the State of Kansas. 

An estimated 4.9 million tons of these agricultural commodity products are brought into Kansas for use as feed, fuel, and first level processing from 315 counties outside of Kansas. Kansas ships an estimated 30.5 million tons of grains, feed ingredients, biofuels, and livestock to an estimated 617 counties (including international export ports). 

Kansas Ag. Commodities