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Agricultural Industry Profile for Somerset County, Maryland. Poultry Dominates the Agricultural Industry. 1997. Source: United States Census of Agriculture, 1982, 1997. . Agricultural Product Sales Reach $97 Million. Million.

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Agricultural industry profile for somerset county maryland

Agricultural Industry Profile

for

Somerset County, Maryland

Somerset County, Md.


Agricultural industry profile for somerset county maryland

Poultry Dominates the Agricultural Industry

1997

Source: United States Census of Agriculture, 1982, 1997.

Somerset County, Md.


Agricultural industry profile for somerset county maryland

Agricultural Product Sales Reach $97 Million

Million

Source: United States Census of Agriculture, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997.

Somerset County, Md.


Agricultural industry profile for somerset county maryland

Number of Farms Decreased 30%

While Average Size of Farms Increased 28%

Source: United States Census of Agriculture, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997.

Somerset County, Md.


Agricultural industry profile for somerset county maryland

Number of Farms 1,000 Acres Increased

All Other Farms by Size Category Decreased

Source: United States Census of Agriculture, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997.

Somerset County, Md.


Agricultural industry profile for somerset county maryland

Land in Farms Decreased 11%

Source: United States Census of Agriculture, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997.

Somerset County, Md.


Agricultural industry profile for somerset county maryland

Number of Farm Operators Decreased

-38%

-17%

Source: United States Census of Agriculture, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997.

Somerset County, Md.


Agricultural industry profile for somerset county maryland

Net Cash Returns Negative While

Production Expenses Rose

Source: United States Census of Agriculture, 1987, 1992, 1997.

Somerset County, Md.


Agricultural industry profile for somerset county maryland

All Farms by Volume of Sales Categories Decreased

-17%

-38%

-38%

Source: United States Census of Agriculture, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997.

Somerset County, Md.


Agricultural industry profile for somerset county maryland

Farmland Protected by Conservation Easements Nearly 2,900 Acres

Source: Maryland Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, Annual Report, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001.

Somerset County, Md.


Agricultural industry profile for somerset county maryland

Agricultural Service Firms Level Off; Food Processing Firms Decreased

.

-22%

+250%

Source: United States Bureau of the Census, County Business Patterns, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997.

Somerset County, Md.


Agricultural industry profile for somerset county maryland

Farm Employment and Food Processing Employment Decreased

-54%

-27%

Sources:Regional Economic Information System, County Business Patterns 1982, 1997, 1992, 1997.

Somerset County, Md.


Agricultural industry profile for somerset county maryland

Agricultural Industry Direct Output

Amounted to $94 Million in 1999

Source: 1999 IMPLAN Multiplier Reports. Minnesota IMPLAN Group, Inc. Stillwater, Minn.

Somerset County, Md.


Agricultural industry profile for somerset county maryland

Total Economic Impacts Included $110 Million in Output Impacts and

$19 Million in Value-Added Impacts

Million

1999

Source: 1999 IMPLAN Multiplier Reports. Minnesota IMPLAN Group, Inc. Stillwater, Minn.

Somerset County, Md.


Agricultural industry profile for somerset county maryland

Agricultural Employment Income

Reached $6.8 Million in 1999, with 369 People Employed

Source: 1999 IMPLAN Multiplier Reports. Minnesota IMPLAN Group, Inc. Stillwater, Minn.

Somerset County, Md.


Agricultural industry profile for somerset county maryland

Agriculture and Resource-Based Industries Accounted for 25% of Local Economy

Source: 1999 IMPLAN Multiplier Reports. Minnesota IMPLAN Group, Inc. Stillwater, Minn.

Somerset County, Md.


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