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2002 Census of Agriculture

LaSalle County Profile

Number of farms:  1,478 farms in 2002, 1,675 farms in 1997, down 12%.

Land in farms:  579,141 acres in 2002, 598,793 acres in 1997, down 3%.

Average size of farm:  392 acres in 2002, 357 acres in 1997, up 10%.

Market Value of Production:  $161,703,000 in 2002, $186,724,000 in 1997, down 13%.

Crop sales accounted for:   $146,335,000 of the total value in 2002.

Livestock sales accounted for $15,368,000 of the total value in 2002.

Market Value of Production, average per farm:  $109,407 in 2002, $111,477 in 1997, down 2%.

Government Payments
$9,450,000 in 2002, $9,665,000 in 1997, down 2%.

Government Payments, average per farm receiving payments:  $9,061 in 2002, $8,184 in 1997, up 11%.