Agriculture receipts from the sale of all Kentucky agricultural commodities set a new record in 2021, outdistancing the previous record set in 2014.
The National Agriculture Statistics Service released the latest information for 2021 on September 1. Eastern Mountain Region Director Dave Knopf says receipts took a big jump from 2020’s cash receipts of $5.2 billion.
Knopf says there were four commodities that topped the list.
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David Knopf says after a bad year, chickens made a big gain in 2021.
He adds it was good to see the broilers back closer to the top of the list.