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Elkhart County

Total population (2010 census): 197,559
County seat: Goshen

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

Crop Statistics (US Census of Agriculture)
 

2007

1997

1992

Cereals Farms Acres Yield Farms Acres Yield Farms Acres Yield
Maize=Corn 523 60150 9017282 695 64955 8539274 bu 799 66867 8542850 bu
Wheat 84 2190 115195 bu 162 3861 195209 bu 245 5062 207337 bu
Barley - - - 3 D D 7 281 15000 bu
Oats 19 310 20672 bu 83 826 50194 bu 119 1426 91591 bu
Popcorn - - - 8 573 1782700 lbs, shelled 10 89 222280 lbs, shelled
Rye 1 D D 5 52 1920 bu 11 127 3508 bu
Forages Farms Acres Yield Farms Acres Yield Farms Acres Yield
Total Hay* 583 13019 34924 tons, dry 688 22047 60449 tons, dry 702 21804 67726 tons, dry
Alfalfa Hay 54 10888 30511 tons, dry 582 14749 44660 tons, dry 619 16231 54808 tons, dry
Small Grain Hay 37 446 649 tons, dry 75 718 1477 tons, dry 43 566 1033 tons, dry
Tame Hay 82 1527 3583 tons, dry 102 1320 2828 tons, dry 64 822 1724 tons, dry
Wild Hay 10 158 181 tons, dry 21 136 294 tons, dry 7 47 63 tons, dry
Grass Silage       129 5124 33583 tons, grn 115 4138 30289 tons, grn
Corn for Silage 224 11942 257283 tons, grn 319 10826 192227 tons, grn 351 9527 171677 tons, grn
Sorghum Cut for Dry Forage or Hay NA NA NA 3 33 95 tons, dry NA    
Sorghum for Silage 3 21 90 tons, grn 11 180 1907 tons, grn 12 113 632 tons, grn
Grain Legumes Farms Acres Yield Farms Acres Yield Farms Acres Yield
Soybean 368 44723 2200035 bu 424 42251 1819951 bu 551 44749 1797051 bu
Vegetables Farms Acres Yield Farms Acres Yield Farms Acres Yield
Asparagus 3 7   3 D   NA    
Snap Bean 19 10   14 13   9 10  
Beets 1 D   4 Z   NA    
Head Cabbage 3 3   5 2   - -  
Cantaloupes 16 23   28 78   20 49  
Cucumbers & Pickles 10 3   7 531   5 D  
Dry Onions 3 1   NA     4 1  
Sweet Peppers 16 8   14 6   6 2  
Irish potatoes 13 10   12 D 11564 cwt 13 D D
Pumpkins 28 106   18 112   16 81  
Squash 10 40   11 20   7 11  
Sweet Corn 31 431   40 461   34 750  
Tomatoes 19 16   31 23   17 4  
Mixed Vegetables       4 9   NA    
Watermelons 14 60   20 40   12 9  
Other Vegetables 21 26   8 19   NA    
Fruits Farms Acres Yield Farms Acres Yield Farms Acres Yield
Apples 17 138   14 457 21447 Trees 26 424 D
Grapes 7 1   NA     7 1 445 lbs
Peaches 7 4   4 D 1121 trees NA    
Tame Blueberries 6 D   NA     7 13 12528 lbs
Strawberries 10 20   9 8 15120 lbs 14 13 46665 lbs
Nursery and Greenhouse Crops, Cut Christmas Trees Harvested, Mushrooms, and Sod Grown for Sale Farms Sq. ft. under glass or other protection Acres in the open Sales ($1,000) Farms Sq. ft. under glass or other protection Acres in the open Sales ($1,000) Farms Sq. ft. under glass or other protection Acres in the open Sales ($1,000)
Nursery and Greenhouse Crops         46 338115 393 2839 36 289135 109 2214
Nursery, Floriculture, Vegetable and Flower Seed Crops         8 X 20 X NA X NA X
Floriculture Crops 29 380042 D 4343456 26 323740 D 1764 23 286860 D 1382
Bedding/Garden Plants 23 299854 D D 19 161660 1 571 14 148360 D 437
Foliage Plants 2 D - D 3 D D D NA      
Potted Flowering Plants 8 D - 8 6 148580 D 905 12 D D 849
Cut Christmas Trees Harvested 10 X 85 NA 10 X 116 513 NA      
Nursery Crops         15 D 107 514 14 D 103 825
Greenhouse Vegetables 9 459313 X 344348 3 4975 X D NA NA X NA
Other Nursery and Greenhouse Crops         7 D 155 7 NA      

*Alfalfa, grass silage, green chops etc.
D=Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual farms.
NA=Not Available
X=Not applicable.
Z=Less than half of the unit shown.


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