Missouri Grain Crops

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Grain crops are plants that provide seeds we use for any purpose, including food, feed and industrial products. Nine of the world’s top 10 crops based on harvested acreage are grain crops. Missouri is an important contributor to the world’s production of five of these important grain crops: namely soybean, corn, wheat, rice and grain sorghum. Production statistics illustrating the large quantities demanded by world consumption are provided on this page.

The economic health of every Missouri community depends on the profitable production of grain crops. Information provided on this page and its associated links will help farmers enhance profitability while protecting the environment so that a safe and plentiful food supply is available for all of Missouri’s citizens.

Our information is useful not only for farmers, but for anyone interested in Missouri agriculture. All Missouri citizens — as voters, teachers, lenders, agency personnel or advice providers — make decisions or take actions that affect grain crop production. This site will help inform those decisions.

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