The student's source for Kentucky agriculture information.
Kentucky Food and Farm Files is a collaborative effort of Kentucky's agriculture community to show how important food and fiber production is to the Bluegrass.
It is also our goal to provide teachers informational texts in science, social studies and technology for use in their classrooms.
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Kentucky's Top Livestock and Crops
SOYBEANS & CORN
These versatile crops are used for animal feed, , foods, fuels, and can be found in thousands of products. Feed grain sales totaled $1.5 billion in 2017.
Broilers (chickens raised for meat), eggs, and turkeys provided Kentucky farmers more than $1 billion in 2017.
HORSES & OTHER EQUINE
Horses, ponies, donkeys, and mules have an annual economic impact of $4 billion. Horse sales in 2017 totaled nearly $1 billion.
Kentucky is home to more than 2 million cattle and calves and is the largest beef cattle state east of the Mississippi River.