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Unformatted text preview: The Emerging Role of Agriculture in Economic Development Rex Ricketts, Director University of Missouri Extension Commercial Agriculture Program Commercial Agriculture Overview Importance of Missouri's Agriculture Historical Changes in Agriculture Tractor Electricity Trailer Truck Economic Impact of Animal Production Missouri Agriculture 2006 $5.62 billion in farm receipts 55% livestock 45% crops Missouri ranks 2 nd in the US in the number of farms 105,000 farms Source: USDA-NASS Missouri Livestock Receipts - 2005 $3.1 billion Source: USDA-NASS What technology has changed agriculture the most? Tractor Electricity Trailer Truck Bio Fuels Number of U.S. Farms Source: USDA-NASS Number of U.S. Tractors Source: USDA-NASS Number of U.S. Farms with Electricity Note: The use of electricity on farms after 1954 was so widespread throughout the states that there seemed no need to obtain further information Source: USDA-NASS Number of U.S. Tractors, Farms and Farms with Electricity Thousands of Farms Trailer Trucks One Trailer of Market Hogs 53,000 lbs. live weight 200 hogs 10,000 pork chops One Trailer of Milk...
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course AGRICULTUR 200 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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