Missouri is an agricultural state with more than 100,000 farms situated on more than 28 million acres of farmland. Southeast Missouri, with its abundance of farmland, is integral to the equation and our district alone is home to farms that produce rice, cotton, corn, wheat, soybeans, beef, pork, poultry, and dairy. Our ag producers feed and clothe the world. Regulations and government mandates, however, threaten our vital ag economy daily. In Jefferson City, Holly fights tirelessly for agriculture, knowing that it is the heart and soul of our rural economy.