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Toepel, M. G.; Theobald, H. Rupert (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1962
(1962)

Statistical information on Wisconsin,   pp. [565]-712 PDF (43.1 MB)


Page 567


AGRICULTURE
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NUMBER OF FARMS IN WISCONSIN BY SIZE CLASS,
                         1959 AND 1954*
Size of Farm
U nder 10 acres ..........................................................................
10 to 49 acres .........................................................................
50 to 69 acres ........................................................................
70 to 99 acres .........................................................................
100 to 139 acres ......................................................................
140 to 179 acres ......................................................................
180 to 219 acres ......................................................................
220 to 259 acres ......................................................................
260 to 499 acres ......................................................................
500 to 999 acres ......................................................................
1,000 or m ore acres ..................................................................
  State         total!      ..........................................................................
No. of Farms No. of Farms
   1959         1954
   2,697         5,526
   11,362       14,686
   5,254         6,706
   20,884       28,006
   25,394       31,205
   23,441       26,369
   14,604       14,980
   9,637         9,644
   15,627       14,401
   2,013         1,778
     279          257
  131,192      153,558
               LAND IN FARMS IN WISCONSIN
                  ACCORDING TO USE, 1959*
Use                                               Acres      No. of Farms
Cropland harvested ..................................................................
 9,599,094  125,677
Cropland used only for pasture ..........................................
 1,986,639  83,983
Cropland not harvested or pastured......................664,527         
   24,026
W oodland pastured ..................................................................
 3,114,850  68,261
W oodland not pastured  ..........................................................
 2,329,526  52,501
Other pasture (not cropland nor woodland) ....................  1,983,687
 55,839
Other land (house lots, roads, wasteland, etc.) ..............1,477,900 
   NA
  Total land  in  farm s  ................................................................
 21,156,223
    NUMBER OF FARM OPERATORS IN WISCONSIN
                    BY TYPE, 1959 AND 1954*
                                               No. of Persons No. of Persons
Type                                                1959         1954
Full ow ners ................................................................................
 90,829  106,518
Part owners ..................................................24,695    
   24,299
M anagers ....................................................................................
 595  592
Tenants ........................................................................................
 15,073  22,213
  Total farm operators  ............................................................
 131,192  153,622
    NUMBER OF FARM LABORERS IN WISCONSIN,
                          1959 AND 1954*
Type
No. of Persons" No. of Persons2
     1959         1954
Family workers ..........................................................................
 227,995  268,907
Hired w orkers   ............................................................................
 27,970  51,352
  Regular (more than        150 days) ............................................
 17,935        21,029
  Seasonal (less than       150 days) ............................................
 10,035       30,323
Total number of workers (family and hired) .................... 255,965 320,259
'Number as of a particular week in Oct.-Dec. 1959.
2Number as of Sept. 26 - Oct. 2, 1954.
*Source: U. S. Bureau of Census, U. S. Census of Agriculture 1959, Wis. Counties.


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