Table of Contents

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Foreword

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Delaware Agriculture: 2004 Highlights

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Farm Numbers and Land in Farms, 1960-2004

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Growing Season Summary: 2004

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Field Crops: Acreage, Yield, Production and Value, Delaware,2000-2004

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Field Crops: Acreage, Yield, Production and Value, United States, 2000-2004

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The DelMarVa Peninsula: a reference map

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Soybeans: Acreage, Yield, Production and Value, Delmarva, 2003-2004

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Corn for Grain: Acreage, Yield, Production and Value, Delmarva, 2003-2004

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Wheat: Acreage, Yield, Production and Value, Delmarva, 2003-2004

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Barley: Acreage, Yield, Production and Value, Delmarva, 2003-2004

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Soybeans: Acreage, Yield and Production by County, Delaware, 2000-2004

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Corn: Acreage, Yield and Production by County, Delaware, 2000-2004

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Wheat: Acreage, Yield and Production by County,  Delaware,2000-2004

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Barley: Acreage, Yield and Production by County,  Delaware, 2000-2004

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Acreage, Yield and Production: Delaware Record Highs and Lows

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Apples and Peaches: Production and Value, 1980-1996

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Mushrooms: Area, Production and Value, 1970-2000

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Vegetables for Fresh Market: Acreage, Yield, Production and Value, 2002-2004

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Vegetables for Processing: Acreage, Yield, Production and Value, 1985-2004

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Poultry Highlights: 2004

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Broiler Chickens:  Production and Value, 2000-2004

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Dairy and Livestock Highlights: 2004

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Number of Livestock Operations, 2000-2004

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Milk Cows, Milk Production and Cash Receipts, 2000-2004

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Number and Value of Cattle and Calves, 2001-2005

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Number and Value of Hogs and Pigs, Pig Crop, 2000-2004

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Meat Animals Inventory, Supply and Disposition, 2000-2004

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Meat Animals Production and Income, 2000-2004

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2002 Census of Agriculture, County Level Numbers

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Delaware Farm Income Highlights: 2004

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Cash Receipts from Farm Marketings, 2000-2004

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Farm Income Indicators: 2000-2004

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Agricultural Rent per Acre and Land Values, 2000-2004

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Climate Data: 2004

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