Extension Ag Update
September/October 2004
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Ag Facts

  • The greatest 24-hour rainfall was 16.94 inches at Aurora on July 17-18, 1996.
  • The greatest one-year precipitation was 74.58 inches at New Burnside in 1950.

Source: The Climate Atlas of Illinois, 2004, To order by phone, (217) 333-8888

  • There has been a 13 percent increase in women operated farms since 1997.
  • 238,000 farms, on about 59 million acres, had a woman as the principal operator.

Source: 2002 Census of Agriculture