Report shines light on declining Iowa sow herd

Ag economists highlight large fiscal impact on local communities.

Iowa is known for its hog production. It’s also the second largest agriculture state in the nation. However, a new report from Iowa Select Farms recently pointed out that Iowa’s sow herd is now 800,000 head smaller than it was in 1991. When it began to decline in the mid-90s, agriculture economists warned of the resulting valued-added and economic losses to rural communities, the company said.

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