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Missouri is the black walnut capital of the world?
The meat is used for cooking while the shell is used in ceramics, cleaners, explosives, paint and plastics.

Missouri is a large supplier of Golden, Red Delicious and Jonathan apples?
Thirty-two million pounds of apples are produced annually in the state.

Missouri is a leading producer of pasta?

Missouri produces $185,000 worth of wool products annually?

Missouri has a sister state in Asia?
Since 1964, Missouri has an international partnership with Japan's Nagano Perfecture and has hosted more than 400 visitors from there.

Missouri's grape industry produces more than 2,000 tons of grapes each year?
The grapes are marketed fresh and made into jams, jellies, juices and wines.

Missouri's forest products industry employs more than 34,600 Missourians?
The industry contributes about $3 billion a year to the state's economy. Missouri is a leading producer of wooden pallets, charcoal and walnut products.

Missouri is home to more than 2,000 agricultural businesses?

Missouri's average farm size is 293 acres?
Missouri ranks second in number of farms with 104,000 in 1996.

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- Thanks to the Missouri Department of Agriculture for sharing this information.