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Benton County

Total population (2010 census): 8,854
County seat: Fowler

Extension office

Local Markets

CropSELECT

Cereals, Pseudocereals, Oilseeds
Industrial, Fiber
Forages
Vegetables
Fruits and Nuts
Herb, Aromatic, Medicinal, and Bioactive

Crop Statistics (US Census of Agriculture)

  2007 2002 1997
Cereals Farms Acres Yield Farms Acres Yield Farms Acres Yield
Maize=Corn (bushels) 315 149,861 24,962,625 312 116,077 18,233,153 382 120732 15810028
Sorghum (bushels) - - - 1 (D) (D)      
Wheat (bushels) 21 1412 85,180 11 256 19,478 31 2055 121581
Oats (bushels) 2 D D 7 146 11,404 18 323 18662
Popcorn (pounds, shelled) 2 D D 5 1,189 4,683,426 11 1248 2845116
Forages Farms Acres Yield Farms Acres Yield Farms Acres Yield
Total Hay* 44 946 3537 53 1,417 (D) 71 2074 6546
Alfalfa Hay 33 837 3330 44 1,336 4,729 61 1433 5328
Small Grain Hay 7 44 38 3 11 (D) 4 60 170
Tame Hay 6 65 169 10 70 178 8 442 814
Wild Hay NA NA NA NA     4 D D
Grass Silage       1 (D) (D) NA    
Haylage or greenchop from alfalfa or alfalfa mixtures (tons, green) 8 347 1824 1 (D) (D) NA    
Forage - land used for all hay and all haylage, grass silage, and greenchop (tons, dry equivalent) 48 1224 4439 53 1,418 4,932 NA    
Corn for Silage 7 769 17,413 4 66 1,212 8 203 3285
Grain Legumes Farms Acres Yield Farms Acres Yield Farms Acres Yield
Soybeans for beans (bushels) 290 105,310 5,447,634 314 114,213 5,602,085 377 116750 5298827
Nursery and Greenhouse Crops, Cut Christmas Trees Harvested, Mushrooms, and Sod Grown for Sale 2007 2002 1997

Farms

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Acres in the open

Farms

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Acres in the open

Farms

Sq. ft. under glass or other protection

Acres in the open

Sales ($1,000)

Nursery and Greenhouse Crops NA NA NA 3 (D) (D) NA      
Nursery stock 2 D D 2 - (D) NA      
Other nursery and greenhouse crops NA NA NA 1 (D) - NA      

*Alfalfa, grass silage, green chops etc.
D=Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual farms.
NA=Not Available


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