(Jefferson City) More than two dozen Missouri commodities are in the top 10 nationwide.
Missouri Agriculture Director Chris Chinn says the state is second in the nation for the number of farms with over 95 thousand.
Missouri is also second in hay production with six-point-four million tons of hay produced and third in the nation for beef cows.
The state is also fourth in the nation for rice production.
Chinn says Missouri farmers and ranchers are big contributors to the state’s overall economy, reaching 90 million dollars in economic benefits in 2021.