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Benton County

Total population (2010 census): 26076
Total population (1990 census): 22429
County seat: Vinton

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Crop Statistics (2007 US Census of Agriculture)
Cereals Farms Acres Yield (bu)
Maize=Corn 749 186297 33052802
Wheat for Grain, Total 1 D D
Barley 2 D D
Oats 48 783 63888
Grain Legumes Farms Acres Yield
Dried Herbs 2 D D
Soybeans 644 130042 6889435 bu
Forages Farms Acres Yield (tons)
Total Hay* 369 10653 40441
Alfalfa Hay 337 8925 35697
Small Grain Hay 30 588 1201
Tame Hay 46 976 2994
Wild Hay 8 164 549
Grass Silage 20 519 3589
Corn for Silage 56 2113 43350
Vegetables Farms Acres Yield
Asparagus 2 D  
Snap Bean 5 10  
Head Cabbage - -  
Cucumbers & Pickles 1 D  
Sweet Peppers 5 5  
Sweet Corn 8 26  
Pumpkins 3 Z  
Potatoes 7 10  
Tomatoes 7 6  
Fruits Farms Acres Yield
Apples 2 D  
Plums and Prunes 2 D  
Raspberries 3 D  
Strawberries 2 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)
Floriculture Crops 3 D D D
Bedding/Garden Plants 2 D - D
Nursery Stock 3 - D D
Greenhouse Crops 2 D X 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.

Crop Statistics (1997 US Census of Agriculture)
Cereals Farms Acres Yield
Maize=Corn 866 166702 23422374 bu
Wheat for Grain, Total 4 245 9468 bu
Barley 3 23 1320 bu
Oats 200 3635 275276 bu
Grain Legumes Farms Acres Yield
Soybean 813 155595 7662847 bu
Forages Farms Acres Yield
Total Hay* 531 16617 50271 tons, dry
Alfalfa Hay 493 13106 43886 tons, dry
Small Grain Hay 60 909 1591 tons, dry
Tame Hay 56 1123 2080 tons, dry
Wild Hay 11 458 817 tons dry
Grass Silage 27 1021 5691 tons, grn
Corn for Silage 86 1974 32333 tons, grn
Vegetables Farms Acres Yield
Snap Bean 3 2  
Head Cabbage 3 D  
Cucumbers & Pickles 3 D  
Sweet Corn 10 20  
Tomatoes 5 5  
Fruits Farms Acres Yield
Apples 3 Z 17 trees
Other Fruits and Nuts 3 10 D
Strawberries 3 1 2500 lbs
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 17 24440 158 364
Florculture Crops 6 24440 D 122
Bedding/Garden Plants 6 15640 D 76
Potted Flowering Plants 3 D D D
Cut Christmas Trees Harvested 4 X 1 10
Nursery Crops 8 D 41 170
Other Nursery and Greenhouse Crops 5 D 89 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 13, 2012

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