By Julie Harker of Brownfield Ag News

Study reveals Missouri agriculture’s economic impact

A major economic study about Missouri agriculture that has been released shows the value added impact of the industry is $33 billion statewide. Missouri Farm Bureau chief administrative officer Dan Cassidy says the study also shows the impact county-by-county.

“We’ve been looking for a tool to explain to folks who aren’t directly involved in agriculture how important it is to our state in a sense we’re able now to quantify the economic contributions of this important industry,” says Cassidy.

More than 375,000 jobs are tied to Missouri agriculture and tax revenues are more than $6 billion a year.

An Iowa firm conducted the study.