Special Report

States Producing the Most Meat

Kentucky (horse farm)
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15. Kentucky
> Annual meat production: 2.6 billion lbs.
> Share of U.S. production: 1.9%
> Annual meat sales: $1.7 billion (19th highest)
> Most produced meat: Chicken

Chicago, Illinois
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14. Illinois
> Annual meat production: 2.6 billion lbs.
> Share of U.S. production: 1.9%
> Annual meat sales: $1.7 billion (18th highest)
> Most produced meat: Pork

Indianapolis Downtown, Indiana, USA
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13. Indiana
> Annual meat production: 3.0 billion lbs.
> Share of U.S. production: 2.1%
> Annual meat sales: $1.8 billion (16th highest)
> Most produced meat: Pork

St. Louis, Missouri
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12. Missouri
> Annual meat production: 5.0 billion lbs.
> Share of U.S. production: 3.6%
> Annual meat sales: $3.7 billion (10th highest)
> Most produced meat: Pork

Capital Building, Jackson, Mississippi
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11. Mississippi
> Annual meat production: 5.0 billion lbs.
> Share of U.S. production: 3.6%
> Annual meat sales: $2.5 billion (12th highest)
> Most produced meat: Chicken