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Agricultural Data for Decision Makers

October 2004
(ISU Extension is working on releasing the 2012 Data for Decision Makers.  When this becomes available, this page will be updated)

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Number of Farms

There were 1,340 farms counted in Kossuth County in 2002. From 1997 (adj.) to 2002, the number of farms in Kossuth County decreased by 8.7 percent. Statewide that decrease was 6.3 percent.

1. Number of Farms
Year
2002
adj. 1997
1997
1992
1987
1982
Kossuth1,340
1,468
1,404
1,592
1,718
1,885
State
90,655
96,705
90,792
96,534
105,180
115,413

Average Farm Size

In 2002, the average farm size in Kossuth County was 442 acres, compared to the state's average of 350. The averages in 1997 (adj.) were 410 and 334, respectively.

2. Average Farm Size
Year
2002
adj. 1997
1997
1992
1987
1982
Kossuth
442
410
414
386
349
324
State
350
334
343
325
301
283

 

 

Harvested Cropland

Of the acres harvested in Kossuth County in 2002, 98.6 percent were either corn or soybean acres. This was higher than the 93.4 percent statewide.

3. Percent of Total Acres Harvested in Select Crops, 2002
Crop
Corn
Soybeans
Oats
Forage
County
53.4
45.2
0.2
1.0
State
50.0
43.4
0.6
6.4

 

 

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