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Curtiss-Wedge, F.; Jones, Geo. O. (ed.) / History of Dunn County, Wisconsin
(1925)

Chapter XI: agriculture,   pp. 71-73


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HISTORY OF DUNN COUNTY
Clover seed (1922)-Number of acres sown, 4,686; production, 7,029 bushels;
yield per acre, 1.5 bushels;-farm value. S71,696.
Clover and timothy hay (1923)-Number of acres, 56,578; production, 67,894
tons; yield per acre, 1.2 tons; farm value, S936,937.
Alfalfa (1923)-Number of acres, 362; production, 941 tons; yield per acre,
2.6 tons; farm value, S20,937.
Other tame hay-Number of acres, 2,380; production, 3,094 tons; yield per
acre, 1.3 tons; farm value, 835,581.
Wild hay-Number of acres, 6,417; production, 8,342 tons; yield per acre,
1.3 tons; farm value, $83.420.
Potatoes-Number of acres, 4,929; production, 374,604 bushels; yield per acre,
76 bushels; farm value, S146,095. In this crop Dunn County stands at the head
of all the counties in the West District, though the figures are small compared
with those for the year 1922, which were as follows: Number of acres sown,
7,043; production, 802,902 bushels; yield per acre, 114 bushels; farm value, S216,783.
The decrease was due to low price of potatoes.
Tobacco (1923)-Number of acres, 504; production, 622,680 pounds; yield per
acre, 1,235 pounds; farm value, S68,049. This was an increase in the acreage over
1922 (434 acres) but a somewhat smaller production, which in that year was 1,260
pounds.
Cabbage-Number of acres, 356;production, 2,492 tons; farm value, $24,621.
Peas for canning-Number of acres, 220; production, 3,916 cwt.; farm value,
811,230.
$  Dry edible beans-Number of acres, 411; production, 3,699 bushels;-farm value,
$1,336. Only 2 acres were sown to sugar beets, 74 acres to flax, and 285 acres to
soy beans.
The number of tractors in Dunn County in 1923 was 396.
In 1924 (January 1) the number of dairy cows and heifers of one year old and
over in Dunn County was 45,100, with a total farm value of $2,300,100, or farm
price per head, S51.
Number of all cattle on farms (Jan. 1, 1924) was 66,500, valued at $2,749,500,
or S41.35 per head.
The number of horses and mules was 13,900, with a farm value of $1,223,200,
or 888 per head.
The number of swine was 48,000, with a farm value of $465,600, or $9.70 per
head.
The number of sheep was 8,300, with a farm value of S70,550, or 88.50 per head.
The total land area of Dunn County is 556,160 acres. The following figures
present a summary of the general increase in agricultural values for the period
between 1900 and 1920:
Number of farms: In 1900 there were 3,221 farms in the county; in 1910 there
were 3,297, and in 1920 there were 3,566.
Improved land in farms: 1900, 218,067 acres; 1910, 245,142 acres; 1920,
265,693 acres.
Value of all farm property: 1900, $8,748,003; 1910, $20,913,419; 1920, $50,-
732,758.
How divided: Land, 1900, 85,255,710; 1910, 812,985,549; 1920, 830,228,423.
Farm buildings: 1900, 81,726,950; 1910, 84,356,001; 1920, $11,154,746.
Implements and machinery: 1900, 8417,200; 1910, 8937,317; 1920,'$3,348,312.
Live stock on farms: 1900, 81,348,143; 1910, $52,643,552; 1920, $6,001,277.
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