Local Ag Fact of the Week: Week 6

What was the average Dodge and Washington County corn yield in 1915?

In 1915, the Dodge and Washington County corn yields were 35.2 and 43.7 bushels per acre, respectively.

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Last year (2015) the Dodge and Washington county corn yields were 194.8 and 187.6 bushels per acre, respectively. Farmers are able to produce 4 to 5 times more corn per acre than they did 100 years ago. Take a glance at the chart below showing the corn yield history (average of irrigated and dryland acres) of Dodge and Washington Counties.

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Local Ag Fact of the Week is also featured in the Fremont Tribune Weekend Ag Page

Local Ag Fact of the Week: Week 6
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