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Crops Grown in Hillsdale County
On an average year, 202,000 acres are used for agricultural production within Hillsdale County. Row crops (soybeans, corn, wheat) are the main ag-commodities grown and sold for farm products. Other farm enterprises include raising cattle (beef, sheep, swine) and dairy, various other small grains, vegetable and fruit produciton, perrenials, and forest products. Average yields of main row crops are about 33 bu/acre for soybeans, 108 bu/acre of corn and 53 bu/acre for wheat. Hillsdale County ranks among the top 10 in the state in the production of corn, soybeans, sheep and lambs, hogs, beef cattle, and hens and pullets of laying hens. Because of the suitability of soils for a variety of crops, the favorable climatic conditions, and favorable markets, farming will continue to be a major part of the local economy. More information can be found on the Farm Service Agency website (see link below). No-till Soybeans [Click here to view full size picture]
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