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Washington County a Leader in Agriculture

Posted: Monday, June 30th, 2014 at 6:23 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

Washington County is in the top six counties in the state for production of turkeys, hogs, goats and organic agriculture. These figures were released by the USDA Census of Agriculture. Washington County is sixth for turkeys, second for hogs, third for goats and third for organic agriculture.

For hogs, the leading producer is Sioux County with nearly 1.2 million hogs while Washington County is just under one million. Also, there are 536 organic farms in Iowa, 36 of which, or 7%, are in Washington County, behind Johnson with 64 farms and Winneshiek with 37.

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