Kansas agriculture contributes nearly 43% of the state’s total economy. An interactive map of each county’s ag statistics was updated for 2016, and released this week by the Kansas Department of Agriculture.
Marshall County counts 796 farms, totaling some 438,000 acres. Most recent 2012 crop and livestock sales totaled nearly $128 million. In 2016, direct and indirect employment related to agriculture, food, and food processing sectors generated nearly 2,500 jobs, representing a full third of the county employment, with a net output of $760 million. Significant sectors contributing include farm machinery and equipment manufacturing employing 688, beef production 508, and grain farming 162.
Washington County counts 732 farms, totaling just over 490,000 acres as of 2012. The 2016 direct and indirect employment totals nearly 1,300 jobs, just over one third of the county workforce, with a net output of $329 million. Significant sectors contributing include 511 in beef production, and 167 in other animal production.
The county statistics map is online at agriculture.ks.gov/ksag.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Agriculture is committed to providing an environment that enhances and encourages economic growth of the agriculture industry and the Kansas economy. The department’s interactive map of Kansas, showing the economic impact of agriculture broken down by county, has recently been updated to provide citizens with statistics adjusted for 2016.
Located on the KDA website, the interactive map can be used to find the agricultural economic facts for each of the 105 counties in Kansas. KDA annually updates the statistics on the map to give the state’s driving economic industry the recognition it deserves. In the 66 sectors of Kansas agriculture that were recognized for this data compilation, the total output is approximately $64.6 billion. Agriculture also supports more than 234,726 jobs statewide.
“Kansas agriculture contributes 42.8% of the state’s total economy,” said Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey. “Every county plays an important part in the state’s agriculture industry.”
The interactive map allows users to see detailed agricultural statistics including farm numbers, leading agricultural sectors and value-added data for each county. KDA utilizes facts from the 2012 census surveys conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The economic impact data is sourced from the most recent IMPLAN data available.
The county statistics map is available at agriculture.ks.gov/ksag. For updated information, click on a county and find the “2016 Full Report for County” after the county sector list.