Agriculture contributes almost 250 million dollars to the economy of the Wildcat Extension District annually according to the latest information from Kansas Ag Statistics. This value of production is harvested from over 400,000 acres of cropland and over 600,000 acres of pasture and hayland. Wildcat District also supports an inventory of 69,000 beef cows, 89,000 calves, stockers and feedlot cattle and over 37,000 hogs.
Crops & Soils
The National Ag Statistics Service estimates there are 2,670 farms covering 1,037,000 acres of farm ground in the Wildcat District. On a wide majority of the acres corn, wheat, and soybeans are grown. Along with the three major crops, grain sorghum is produced as well as hay and forage crops.
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Livestock and Forages
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