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Le Sueur County Ag Horizons

Le Sueur County by the numbers

Economic impact overview, 2019

Illustration of a stack of U.S. currency representing the Rice County ag output value.

$585 million
total agriculture output generated

Illustration of the buildings and industries in a town.

65%
of expenditures are for inputs

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35%
of expenditures are for labor

Total sales per industry, 2017

  • $111 million, grain and oilseed sales
  • $35 million, hog sales
  • $13 million, beef sales
  • $11 million, milk sales
  • $7 million, greenhouse, nursery and floriculture sales

Total number of farms, 2017

  • 937 total farms
    • 469 crops (corn and soybeans) farms
    • 292 other farms
    • 85 hogs farms
    • 67 beef farms
    • 24 dairy farms

Top industries affected, 2019

  1. Manufacturing
  2. Real estate and rental and leasing
  3. Wholesale trade

About this workshop

Attendees at an Ag Horizons workshop in Le Sueur County, Minnesota.

Agricultural leaders and stakeholders from Le Sueur County participated in the University of Minnesota Extension’s Ag Horizons workshop on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, in Le Sueur, Minnesota. During the four-hour workshop, participants:

  • Learned about agriculture’s impact on Le Sueur County’s economy.
  • Analyzed data tailored to Le Sueur County’s agricultural industry.
  • Generated ideas for supporting agriculture in the county.
  • Created action items that were specific to Le Sueur County’s needs.

Read full report (PDF)

Contributors: Brigid Tuck, Extension senior economic impact analyst; Shane Bugeja, Extension educator; Megan Roberts, Extension educator; Joleen Hadrich, associate professor; Madelyn Wehe, student

Reviewed in 2022

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