Extension Ag Update
November/December 2004
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Ag Facts

Minnesota leads in turkey production with 250 turkey producers raising about 46.5 million birds.  A 30-pound bird requires about 75-80 pounds of feed.
SOURCE: US Department of Agriculture

If all incandescent holiday bulbs were replaced with LED lights, enough energy would be saved in 30-days to power 200,000 homes for a year.
SOURCE:  US Department of Energy

In 2002, Illinois had 425 farms with a total of 5,685 dairy goats, almost double from 1997.  In the U.S., there was an increase from 190,000 to 290,000 between 1997 and 2002
SOURCE: Census of Agriculture in 2002