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Porter County

Total population (2010 census): 164,343
County seat: Valparaiso

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CropSELECT

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 196 55090 8266420 bu 288 60976 8186659 bu 319 63827 8326587 bu
Wheat 50 2216 138786 bu 111 3964 226428 bu 88 2322 85667 bu
Oats 4 33 2325 bu 28 482 29569 bu 42 649 40785 bu
Popcorn - - - 7 572 1966660 lbs, shelled 6 902 3988001 lbs, shelled
Forages Farms Acres Yield Farms Acres Yield Farms Acres Yield
Total Hay* 144 3531 11097 tons, dry 152 3381 9848 tons, dry 176 4278 11740 tons, dry
Alfalfa Hay 105 2851 10059 tons, dry 134 2678 8267 tons, dry 149 3219 9861 tons, dry
Small Grain Hay 2 D D 3 D D 10 216 383 tons, dry
Tame Hay 46 594 917 tons, dry 20 413 843 tons, dry 23 530 1056 tons, dry
Wild Hay 8 D D 8 D D 6 150 128 tons, dry
Grass Silage       5 156 1618 tons, grn 8 163 935 tons, grn
Corn for Silage 9 235 4408 tons, grn 20 541 6887 tons, grn 35 781 12308 tons, grn
Grain Legumes Farms Acres Yield Farms Acres Yield Farms Acres Yield
Soybean 214 40911 1877033 bu 270 47866 2032430 bu 324 49911 1868290 bu
Vegetables Farms Acres Yield Farms Acres Yield Farms Acres Yield
Head Cabbage 1 D   NA     3 4  
Cucumbers & Pickles 3 D   6 291   5 133  
Dry Onions 1 D   NA     3 D  
Pumpkins 5 22   4 10   NA    
Squash 2 D   4 5   NA    
Sweet Corn 6 14   8 128   7 26  
Tomatoes 8 D   6 384   11 410  
Fruits Farms Acres Yield Farms Acres Yield Farms Acres Yield
Apples 6 D   3 D 7080 Trees 3 D D
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 7 - 35 254116 25 93750 149 1268 12 82200 60 933
Nursery, Floriculture, Vegetable and Flower Seed Crops         6 X 13 X 3 X 4 X
Floriculture Crops 13 99229 4 693956 9 D D 966 5 D D D
Bedding/Garden Plants 13 D 4 D 7 80250 D 808 NA      
Cut Christmas Trees Harvested 6 X 53 NA 8 X 62 83 NA      
Nursery Crops 7 - 35 254116 8 D 70 D 8 D D 601
Herb, Spice, Medicinal, Bioactive... Farms Acres Yield Farms Acres Yield Farms Acres Yield
Mint for oil 1 D D 3 261 10610 lbs NA    

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


Last Updated: February 24, 2012

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