Document Type

Report

Publication Date

10-26-1998

Abstract

The Midwestern states of Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, and South Dakota are significant contributors to the United States agricultural economy. Together these states export commodities valued at $259 billion annually, or almost 6 percent of commodities produced within the United States (1993 Commodity Flow Survey), while making up only 3.9 percent of the population. Because these Midwest states can also be characterized as rural, the motor carrier industry is of particular importance, providing an integral link between producers and their markets. Seventy-seven percent of all commodities originating in the region are transported by truck.

Granting Agencies

Midwest Mainstreaming Consortium

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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