Mississippi ag [INFOGRAPHIC] 1. Poultry – Mississippi’s broilers brought in a record $2.5 billion in cash receipts in 2013. During that year, 1,392 million eggs, valued at $215 million, were produced in the state. 2. Forestry – Forestry, a major industry in Mississippi, generated $1.17 billion in production value in 2013. That’s a $149 million increase above the 2012 value. 3. Soybeans –  The staggering 85.14 million bushels of soybeans grown in 2013 were enough to yield 125.2 million gallons of biodiesel. Mississippi soybean producers earned $993 million in cash receipts in 2013. 4. Corn –  According to the USDA, 1 acre of corn removes 8 tons of carbon dioxide from the air in a growing season. Mississippi cornfields grown in 2013 removed 6.8 million tons of carbon dioxide. 5. Cotton –  Cotton grown in Mississippi generated $331 million in cash receipts in 2013. The amount of cotton produced in 2013 was enough to make 156.9 million pairs of jeans. 6. Cattle and Calves – Cattle and calves were raised on 17,752 Mississippi farms in 2013. These animals brought in $289 million in cash receipts. Ground beef from a single steer will make about 720 quarter-pound hamburgers. 7. Catfish –  Mississippi is home to 125 catfish operations. This commodity had a total production value of $178 million in 2013, an increase of $3 million above 2012. 8. Hay –  In 2013, a total of 720,000 acres of hay were harvested. This production generated a $157 million value, representing an increase of $19 million from 2012. 9. Hogs – A total of 415,000 hogs and pigs were raised on 439 Mississippi farms in 2013. Swine production earned $144 million in cash receipts for the state’s economy. 10. Rice –  Mississippi rice brought in $141 million in cash receipts in 2013, and the state is ranked No. 6 in the nation in rice production, following Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Texas and Missouri.

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