CASH RECEIPTS FOR KANSAS CATTLE HOLD NEARLY STEADY IN 2015
The beef industry’s sizable contributions to the Kansas economy were quantified last week in a report from Kansas Ag Statistics. According to the service, cattle in Kansas generated $8.84 billion during 2015, down slightly from the previous year.
One of the key reasons Gov. Sam Brownback declared May as Beef Month in Kansas is the cattle industry’s economic impact. The Kansas Beef Council is emphasizing the economic importance of the state’s beef industry during interviews and in social media posts highlighting Beef Month.
Advocates can further illustrate the size of the Kansas beef industry by pointing out there were 6.25 million cattle in the state as of January 1, which is more than twice the human population of 2.9 million. Kansas ranks third nationally in total cattle numbers.
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Vice President of Communications Todd Domer talks about two bills supported by KLA that were recently signed by the governor.