The state is the largest national producer of cereals, legumes and oilseeds, with 67.5 million tons (Conab, 2019), which correspond to 28% of Brazilian total production. Together, soybeans, with 32.4 million tons, and corn, with 31.3 million tons, account for more than 90% of the country’s total production, and covered an area of ​​more than 15 million hectares in the 2019/2020 crop.

Mato Grosso also leads the production of beef, with 1.2 million tons (IMEA, 2018) and has a relevant participation in the production of sugar cane and cotton. These figures contribute to the state being, currently, the national leading exporter in the agribusiness sector, having reached the mark of USD 16.6 billion in 2019 (MDIC, 2019), which accounts for 17.3% of the national total.