Hamilton County Farm Statistics:

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(USDA Census of Agriculture 2012)


General

  • Number of farms: 761 farms.
  • Total farm land: 327,031 acres.
  • Average size of an Hamilton County farm: 430 acres.

Crops

  • In 2012:
    • Market value of crops grown: $238.90 million.
    • 12.80% of all jobs came from crop production.
  • In 2013:
    • 195,600 acres of corn were harvested with an average yield of 135.9 bushels per acre.
    • 101,500 acres of soybeans were harvested with an average yield of 37.2 bushels per acre.

Livestock (2012)

  • 18.70% of all jobs came from livestock production.
  • Market value of livestock sold: $301.50 million.
    • 647,537 head of hogs.
    • 1,619,549 head of hogs sold.
    • 1,827 cattle on feed.
    • 7,813 cattle and calves sold.
    • 2,672 cattle sold for slaughter.

Hamilton Economic Overview (2012):

  • Total employment: 8,845 jobs.
  • Percent employed in agriculture (and ag related industries): 34.30%.
  • In Hamilton County, agriculture contributes:
    • 3,035 jobs.
    • $229.00 million in wages.
    • $906.50 million in total sales.