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Kentucky Fact Sheet

  • The horse industry is Kentucky’s top Agricultural cash crop. It’s estimated economic impact is approximately $4 billion. There are over 320,000 horses in the state of Kentucky. — Jesse Bussard
  • 95% of the world’s bourbon is distilled and aged in Kentucky. Only whiskey produced in the U.S. can be called bourbon. A typical grain mixture for bourbon is called a mash bill and contains 70& corn, with the remainder being wheat, rye, and/or malted barley. — Jesse Bussard
  • Three types of tobacco are grown in Kentucky: Burley, Dark Fire, and Dark Air. Kentucky is No.1 in Burley tobacco production in the U.S. Tobacco generates over $342 million for Kentucky farmers. Over 29,000 farms in Kentucky grow Tobacco. — Jesse Bussard

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