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Kansas has been known as “The Wheat State”, producing over 15% of the nation’s Wheat. As of 2018, Kansas ranked 7th in the United States in the sale of commodities and has a long history of agriculture dating back long before the state’s founding. Kansas has a staggering 45.7 million acres classified as farmland making up over 87% of the land area, the third most for any state in the nation. Aside from Wheat, Kansas is also a top producer of Corn, Soybeans, Sorghum, Beef, and Veal.
According to the latest USDA Census of Agriculture, farmers in Kansas produced and sold a total of $18.9 billion dollars worth of agricultural products, of which, over 65% was from the sale of Livestock, Poultry, and their products. In 2018, Kansas was the number 2 exporter of Wheat, and the number 3 exporter of Beef and Veal in the United States.
The top 5 counties in terms of agricultural sales in Kansas were Haskell County, Scott County, Gray County, Finney County, and Grant County. These counties combined account for 26% of agricultural revenue in the state.