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Palo Alto County

Total population (2010 census): 9,421
Total population (1990 census): 10,669
County seat: Emmetsburg

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Crop Statistics (2007 US Census of Agriculture)
Cereals Farms Acres Yield
Maize=Corn 536 208413 35261104 bu
Oats 14 574 45882 bu
Grain Legumes Farms Acres Yield
Dry Edible Beans 1 D D
Soybeans 437 104860 5164154 bu
Forages Farms Acres Yield
Total Hay* 111 2890 9041
Alfalfa Hay 87 2360 7876
Small Grain Hay 5 129 335
Tame Hay 23 318 554
Wild Hay 7 83 276
All Haylage, Grass Silage & Greenchop 15 365 3561
Corn for Silage or Greenchop 41 2609 42729
Sorghum for Silage or Greenchop 1 D D
Vegetables Farms Acres Yield
Green Peas 3 180  
Sweet Corn 7 336  
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)
Cut Christmas Trees Harvested 2 X D NA

Crop Statistics (1997 US Census of Agriculture)
Cereals Farms Acres Yield
Maize=Corn 636 145977 20192212 bu
Oats 53 1051 76188 bu
Grain Legumes Farms Acres Yield
Soybean 633 138121 6024714 bu
Forages Farms Acres Yield
Total Hay* 153 3468 7722 tons, dry
Alfalfa Hay 97 1379 3828 tons, dry
Small Grain Hay 13 143 197 tons, dry
Tame Hay 43 1084 1999 tons, dry
Wild Hay 17 570 975 tons dry
Grass Silage 8 292 2165 tons, grn
Corn for Silage 63 2006 32423 tons, grn
Sorghum for Silage 3 D D
Vegetables Farms Acres Yield
Sweet Corn 5 D  
Fruits Farms Acres Yield
Apples 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)
Nursery and Greenhouse Crops 4 D D D
Cut Christmas Trees Harvested 3 X 6 D

*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: June 15, 2012

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