Missouri really is part of a balanced diet! Farmers and Ranchers in Missouri produce meat, grains, fruits, vegetables, and dairy – everything you need to fuel your body. Here are just a few of the products grown and raised right around you:
Americans consume 50 BILLION hamburgers every year. Many of those hamburgers come from cows raised in Missouri! Missouri has more beef cattle than any other state except Texas.
Strawberries are a healthy snack packed with fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants. Missouri is home to approximately 221 strawberry farms.
Every year, Missouri produces approximately 291 million broiler chickens, ranking ninth in the nation!
Missouri farmers plant over 5 million acres of soybeans each year. Soybeans are used in breakfast cereals, soy sauce, beverages, vegetable oil, salad dressing and more.
In 2017, Missouri produced more than 3 million eggs, ranking 13th in the nation. WOW! That’s a lot of omelets.
Want to learn more about Missouri’s farmers?
Contact Missouri Farm Bureau!