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Some Interesting Farm Export Facts

Published on: 06:36AM Jan 09, 2012

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City puts on an Ag Symposium each year. It was held July 19-20, 2011, in Kansas City and here are some interesting farm export facts that I gleaned from reading their information, which is available online.

The share of U.S. crops that is exported each year:

  • Wheat - 46%
  • Corn - 15%
  • Rice - 53%
  • Soybeans - 47%
  • Cotton - 81%

 

The U.S. share of total world crop exports:

  • Wheat - 18%
  • Corn - 53%
  • Rice - 11%
  • Soybeans - 39%
  • Cotton - 35%

 

The share of livestock that is exported:

  • Beef - 10%
  • Pork - 22%
  • Poultry - 17%

 

These percentages are based upon their estimates for 2011-2020.

There is more information that I will share over the next few weeks, but I thought this was informative. For example, only 15% of our corn crop is exported; however, this makes up about 53% of all corn exports throughout the world. Also, almost 40% of soybean exports come from the U.S., with most of the remainder coming from South America.

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