Learn more about Missouri's top agricultural commodities, based on cash receipts. 

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2. Cattle and Calves

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Missouri is home to 2.2 million beef cattle, and the state ranks within the top 10 nationally for beef cows, beef replacement heifers, cow/calf production and calf crop, based on recent U.S. Department of Agriculture data. Cattle and calves brought in $1.6 billion in annual cash receipts.

WHAT ARE CASH RECEIPTS? Defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, cash receipts refer to the total amount of crops or livestock sold in a calendar year.

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