December 19, 2014

Global markets continue to play role in Kansas agriculture

Kansas farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses sold more than $4 billion in agriculture products to foreign customers in 2012. Data for 2012 is not yet available, but officials anticipate 2013 was a very good year for Kansas agricultural exports.
According to Kansas Department of Agriculture, meat, primarily beef, generated more than $1 billion in annual revenue in 2012. That’s a 5 percent increase over 2011. Ceral grains also produced more than $1 billion in annual sales.
More than 95 percent of consumers of Kansas agricultural products live outside of the United States. It’s likely that steaks processed in Garden City, Kan., flour milled in Stafford County, Kan., ethanol distilled in Garnett, Kan., and salsa made in Kansas City, Kan., made their way to destinations like Canada, Mexico, Germany, Nigeria and Russia in 2012.

Comments

  1. Judith Rogers says:

    And citizens pay billions and billions of dollars for farm subsidies.

    Go to http://farm.ewg.org/addrsearch.php?search_input_text=66030&search_input_image_large.x=22&search_input_image_large.y=19
    to see how 323 recipients received subsidies with the zip code of 66030 which is for Gardner, Ks.

    And they get a huge break on their property taxes by getting farm appraisals compared to what citizens pay while living or doing business in towns or cities. And then, of course, we have the entities who get farm appraisals when no farming activity whatsoever is present thanks to the corrupt politicians and bureaucrats.

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