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  • Our team works with agricultural producers, businesses and other groups to conduct industry and feasibility studies, compute economic impact, develop value chain analyses and create marketing and business plans.
  • Our team prepared several studies on this page. Contact us if you’d like to partner with us on a project.

The following studies share research and information about Missouri food and agriculture industries, products and value-added projects. Funded by the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA), these studies originated from efforts to explore topics that may interest a broad audience.

Through its grant programs, MASBDA also funds projects proposed by individual companies, which use the funding to produce proprietary work related to planning or expanding their businesses. These studies are the grant recipient’s property unless that business has not pursued the idea explored five years after a study has been completed. This publication shares more about MASBDA grant programs and other state and federal funding opportunities.

The following public studies may help you identify opportunities, collect information and develop ideas. You can use the insights as you build your own agricultural business.


Business Conditions, Infrastructure and Markets

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Missouri Agriculture Economic Impact

A 2021 assessment estimates Missouri agriculture’s economic contribution.

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Show-Me Food, Beverage and Forest Products Manufacturing

An economic feasibility study gauges potential for Missouri agriculture to add more value.

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Agriculture, Food and Forestry Workforce Needs Assessment

This study identifies workforce challenges encountered by food, agriculture and forestry employers.

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Heartland Port Authority of Central Missouri Market Study

To prepare for a new public port in Jefferson City, this study assesses markets and financial feasibility.

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Commodity Flow and Infrastructure

This infrastructure assessment looks at current conditions and ideas to improve commodity flows.

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Clearing the Path for Marketing from Farms to Institutions

This study highlights pathways to consider for increasing farm-to-institution activity in Missouri.

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Considering a Mississippi River Port Facility in Northeast Missouri

A strategic plan, market study and financial plan investigate a possible northeast Missouri port.

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Multistate Land Use Changes in the Midwest

For eight states, this report tracks land use changes and studies factors triggering those changes.

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Container-on-Barge Service Along Missouri River

This study assesses whether to add container-on-barge service in Brunswick, Missouri.

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Crystal City, Missouri Port Market Study

This market report studies potential inbound and outbound port users and shipments.

Crop Production and Processing

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Viability of Expanded Fruit and Vegetable Production and Processing

This study considers the economics of increasing fruit and vegetable output.

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Increased Biodiesel Use in Missouri

Considering a potential new fuel standard policy, this study estimates the impacts for Missouri.

Growing Soybean Demand: Missouri’s Net Soybean Importer Vision

To grow soybean demand, this report investigates markets for feed, food and industrial products.

Animal Production and Processing

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Missouri Dairy Industry Revitalization Study

This report serves as a foundation for planning how to revitalize the dairy industry.

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Next Generation of Dairy Systems

These resources educate about grazing dairies as a next-generation production model.

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Marketing Opportunities for Niche Meat and Poultry Processors

This project offers marketing ideas for processors to consider when planning their businesses.

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Missouri Beef Value-Added Study

An evaluation of beef opportunities explores topics throughout the value chain.

Other Value-Added Products and Markets

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Biogas Economic and Asset Assessment

This report looks into where biogas production could locate in Missouri.

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Economic Contribution of Missouri’s Distilling Industry

An assessment details the distilling industry’s impact through Missouri’s economy.