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Minnesota Ag Economic Contribution Study (AECS) Sponsored by MCPR

Recently a team has been working to construct a framework and analyze the preliminary results of the 2020 Economic Contribution Study of Minnesota Agriculture and Forestry. By using 2018 data from the IMPLAN modeling system, the USDA 2017 Census of Agriculture, and other USDA/NASS datasets, the team has completed the background section of the report and obtained IMPLAN results for the state and county level contributions.The background section of the report gives an overview of farm sales, inventories, demographics, forestry acres, and national rankings for the State of Minnesota. Using 2019 data from the USDA NASS, we identified 30 areas in which Minnesota ranks in the top 10 nationally. READ THE STUDY.  MCPR joined others to sponsor the Minnesota Ag Economic Contribution Study (AECS).

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