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The sale of corn generated the greatest amount of agricultural revenue in Kossuth County in 1997, followed by soybeans. 15. Market Value ($1,000) of Agricultural Products Sold
Year
1997
1992
1987
Total Sales
242,775
190,116
173,436
Hogs, Pigs
65,066
40,200
43,210
Cattle, calves
20,915
21,848
22,384
Dairy Products
2,451
2,857
3,324
Corn
87,040
72,897
50,674
Soybeans
64,718
47,375
48,449
Other
2,585
4,939
5,395

In Kossuth County, sale of cattle and calves constituted a smaller percentage of total sales than in the state overall: hogs and pigs made up a greater percentage of total sales. The sale of corn, hogs and pigs, and soybeans accounted for 89% of the dollars from total sales of agricultural products in Kossuth County in 1197.16. Percent of Total Market Value by Sales of Selected Agricultural Products

Kossuth County
Year
1997
1992
1987
Hogs,
Pigs

26.8
21.1
24.9
Cattle,
Calves
8.6
11.5
12.9
Dairy
1.0
1.5
1.9
Corn
35.9
38.3
29.2
Soy-
beans
26.7
24.9
27.9
Other
1.1
2.6
3.1
State
Year
1997
1992
1987
Hogs,
Pigs

25.4
24.8
27.9
Cattle,
Calves
15.5
22.1
23.8
Dairy
3.4
4.2
4.4
Corn
27.0
26.6
22.0
Soy-
beans
23.1
17.6
17.6
Other
5.6
4.7
4.3

Farms in Kossuth county averaged a net cash return of $48,608 in 1997, $15,903 more than the state average. Of the farms in Kossuth County, 80% experienced a net cash gain that year, compared with 66% statewide. 17. Average Net Cash Return per Farm

Kossuth County
State
Year
1997
1992
1987
Net Cash Return
$48,608
26,452
29,061
Net Gain
$62940
38,931
35,535
Net Loss
$8,974
10,861
9,109
Net Cash Return
$32,705
22,718
20,412
Net Gain
$54,248
37,419
31,660
Net Loss
$9,348
9,381
7,521

(Note: Net cash return is derived by subtracting total operating expenditures from the gross market value of agricultural products sold. net cash return is that of the farm unit rather than the net farm income of the operator since sales and expenses of the partners, landlords, and contractors are included.)


Prepared by
Margaret Hanson
Census Services
Iowa State University

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