Missouri Agriculture Overview

Explore Missouri agriculture and learn what makes it unique.


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Agricultural land is plentiful in Missouri, especially throughout the Boot-heel region which provides fertile soils and plentiful water sources suitable for the production of many Ag products. Missouri is one of the top producers in the US of a wide variety of commodities such as Beef Cows, Rice, Turkeys, Goats, Cotton, and Corn as well as several others. They also produce some of the highest quality Timber in the nation, which contributes more than $9.7 billion to the economy from exports. As of 2017, there were a total of 95,320 farms in Missouri spread across 27.7 million acres of farmland, more than 63% of the total land area.

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missouri Farmland Returns

Over the last 20 years, missouri farmland has offered average returns of 4.02%. At this rate, $10,000 invested in farmland in 2008 would now be worth over $23,763. Farmland returns are made up of two values, land appreciation, and capitalization rates of the property. Total farmland returns have been positive every year since 1990.


Average Annual Returns

Cumulative Returns of Farmland

Source: NCREIF

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Standard Deviation of Returns

Year Over Year Change (%)

Source: NCREIF

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Farmland Returns: Top 5 States

1. north dakota
2. nebraska
3. washington
4. iowa
5. south dakota
6. minnesota

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