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Using ag to predict the Super Bowl winner

Using ag to predict the Super Bowl winner

Teams from Missouri and California will play for football supremacy on Feb. 2

By Diego Flammini
Staff Writer

The matchup is set for Super Bowl LIV (54).

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs will take on his counterpart Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers for the National Football League’s ultimate prize on Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Fla.

On the field, the game is chalk full of storylines.

For the Chiefs, for example, this Super Bowl appearance marks the team’s first since defeating the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV (4) in January 1970.

And the 49ers will look to capture its first Super Bowl victory since Super Bowl XLVII (47) in February 2013 when the team bested the Baltimore Ravens.

While football analysts will spend the next few weeks dissecting play calls and other in-depth stats, does its own game analysis using stats from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

The breakdown will feature Missouri against California.

** Signals the advantage for each team.

NFL Team


Number of farms95,000**69,400
Acres operated27,700,000**24,300,000
Value of top commoditySoybeans - US$2.24 billionGrapes - US$6.25 billion**
Milk production1.194 billion pounds40.413 billion pounds**
Acres per farm292350**
Average corn yield140 bushels per acre173 bushels per acre**
Hog inventory (as of Dec. 1, 2018)3,650,000**101,000

Based on this analysis, predicts the San Francisco 49ers will be this year’s Super Bowl champions.

While you’re here, be sure to check out this list of NFL players who have ag connections.

And be sure to watch the famous Super Bowl commercial, ‘So God Made a Farmer.’


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