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Cass County Farmland Related Statistics
Information obtained from the Cass District Library sites this area as dominated by forests and migrating birds. Recently, we see the transition from the Michigan of the past to the Michigan of the future.
"As the 19th Century drew to a close, the tourist/recreation industry started
to become economically important to the county. Many hotels and resorts
popped up on the shores of the many inland lakes of Cass County.
During the 20th century, both agriculture (hog raising), manufacturing and
tourism were the main economic forces in the county. It was said that in the
mid to late 20th century, that the number of hogs in the county exceeded the
number of persons!
At the dawn of the new millennium, agriculture seems to be giving way to
tourism as the economic lifeline of the county, which is true of many
municipalities in this region". To read more from the Cass District Library click on the link below.
Cass County Farmland and Agricultural Statistics 1987 - 2002
Total Acres of Farmland
Acres in Orchards
Acres in Vegetables
Acres in Corn (for grain)
Acres in Soybeans
Total Number of farms
Number of Orchards
Number of Vegetable Farms
Average Size of Farm
Median Size of Farm
Total Market Value of Agricultural Products
Average Market Value of Agricultural Products per Farm
Hogs and Pigs Inventory (farms)
Hogs and Pigs Inventory (number)
Hogs and Pigs Sold (farms)
Hogs and Pigs Sold (number)
N - no data available
Source: US Department of Agriculture, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002 Census of Agriculture
National Agriculture Statistics Service
In 2003 Cass County ranked 2nd in the State for Hog and Pig inventory and also ranked 3rd for Grape production.
In 2002, Cass County is ranked #2 in the State for Hogs and Pigs inventory and 9th for Pheasants inventory.
Cass County is ranked 9th for all vegetables harvested in the State.
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