Hog and Pig Farming in the 2007 Census

Hog and Pig Sales
The 2007 Census of Agriculture shows an increase in the value of hog and pig sales. During 2007, U.S. sales of hogs and pigs totaled $18.1 billion, an increase of $5.7 billion, or 46 percent, from 2002. These sales accounted for 6 percent of all agricultural products sold in the United States during 2007. The largest increases in sales were seen in Iowa (+$1.75 billion), North Carolina (+$921 million) and Minnesota (+$742 million).

Duplin County in North Carolina was the largest single county in terms of hog and pig sales during 2007, with $724 million, or 4 percent of the total U.S. value.

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