Missouri Food and Agriculture Industry Studies
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.
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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. Business Conditions, Infrastructure and Markets
Missouri Agriculture Economic Impact
Show-Me Food, Beverage and Forest Products Manufacturing
Agriculture, Food and Forestry Workforce Needs Assessment
This study identifies workforce challenges encountered by food, agriculture and forestry employers.
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.
Commodity Flow and Infrastructure
Clearing the Path for Marketing from Farms to Institutions
This study highlights pathways to consider for increasing farm-to-institution activity in Missouri.
Considering a Mississippi River Port Facility in Northeast Missouri
Multistate Land Use Changes in the Midwest
For eight states,
this report tracks land use changes and studies factors triggering those changes.
Container-on-Barge Service Along Missouri River
This study assesses whether to add container-on-barge service in Brunswick, Missouri.
Crystal City, Missouri Port Market Study
Crop Production and Processing
Viability of Expanded Fruit and Vegetable Production and Processing
This study considers the economics of increasing fruit and vegetable output.
Industrial Hemp Production, Economics, Markets and Value Chains
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.
The Economics and Optimal Design of Missouri Indoor Farming Supply Chains
this publication to gather insights into evaluating the financial viability, appropriate scale and siting feasibility of indoor farms. Animal Production and Processing
Missouri Dairy Industry Revitalization Study
This report serves as a foundation for planning how to revitalize the dairy industry.
Next Generation of Dairy Systems
These resources educate about grazing dairies as a next-generation production model.
Marketing Opportunities for Niche Meat and Poultry Processors
This project offers marketing ideas for processors to consider when planning their businesses.
Missouri Beef Value-Added Study
An evaluation of beef opportunities explores topics throughout the value chain. Other Value-Added Products and Markets
Biogas Economic and Asset Assessment
This report looks into where biogas production could locate in Missouri.
Economic Contribution of Missouri’s Distilling Industry
An assessment details the distilling industry’s impact through Missouri’s economy.