Missouri has a long, great agricultural tradition; the first farms were established around 1725 by French settlers in the Ste. Genevieve area. Currently, Missouri has almost 100,000 farms that cover approximately two-thirds of the state’s total land acreage. Missouri is among the top producers of beef cattle, hogs, turkeys, soybeans, corn, grain, sorghum, cotton, hay and wheat.
Today, the Missouri Department of Agriculture sets agriculture policy and provides assistance to farmers throughout the state. More information is available from the Missouri Department of Agriculture, or by contacting the Department of Health and Senior Service's Bureau of Environmental Epidemiology, at (573) 751-6102.
There are 97,700 farms in Missouri.
The average farm is 290 acres.
Farmland accounts for 63% of Missouri’s total land.
Chemicals used to control (2012, 2007 and 2002):
Fertilizers and chemicals applied (2012, 2007 and 2002):
- Commercial fertilizer, lime and soil conditioners
- Cropland fertilized, except cropland pastured
- Pastureland and rangeland fertilized
Maps, Charts, Graphs and Tables
- A Farmer's Guide To Agriculture and Water Quality Issues
- Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS)
- AgriMissouri – Mo Grown Search
- AgriMissouri – Mo Made Search
- EPA Agriculture
- EPA’s EnviroFACTS
- Measure your Environmental Impact
- Missouri Agricultural Census
- Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Pesticide Control - Certification & Licensing
- Missouri Farmers’ Market Directory
- National Agricultural Center
- Pesticide Applicator Searches
- Pesticide Registration Database Search
- Search your Environment by Zip Code
- University of Missouri Extension – Pesticide Laws and Regulations