The Impact of Livestock Production: A Case Study of Three Missouri Counties
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Missouri is experiencing two seemingly contradictory economic developments. The number of cropland acres harvested is declining while the total value of agricultural products sold is increasing. This increase in value can be seen in both crop and livestock sales, with the largest increase being in livestock sales. For example, almost twice as many hogs and almost seven times as many chickens were sold in Missouri in 2002 as in 1982. This guide compares three Missouri counties, two of which have experienced a dramatic change in agricultural commodities produced.
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