Ag census required reading
The 2007 U.S. Census of Agriculture is a reminder to urban residents of the region that farming and agribusiness remain the economic mainstays of the Red River Valley.
The ag census, which is done every five years, showed trends regarding farmers' ages and farm sizes have not changed significantly.
But the value of farm products went up a lot from 2002 to 2007. Those dollars represent a reliable economic foundation for the region.
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