HOGS HAVE been one of the most important sources of cash
income for Minnesota farmers for many years. During the
decade 1940-49, hogs ranked first, dairy products second, cattle
and calves third, and poultry products and eggs fourth (table 1).
The income from hogs has varied from approximately 20 to 25
per cent of total cash receipts1 from the sale of products by Minnesota
farmers since shortly after World War I. Since the middle
1920's, livestock and livestock products, including hogs, have
accounted for about three-fourths of the total cash receipts.
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Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station.
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