Elk River Basin - Agriculture
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Historically, crops such as wheat, corn, oats, rye, tobacco, and buckwheat have been grown in the Elk River Basin. In the 1870’s dairy operations were introduced. In addition to dairy cattle, beef cattle, hogs and pigs, sheep, and lamb are raised in the Elk River Basin. In the 1980’s, poultry husbandry operations were established and became a multimillion dollar industry that continues to develop rapidly. Fruit industries arrived in the early 1900’s, but have declined due to droughts in the 1930’s. Statistics found in the tables of this section are from the “Missouri Farm Facts” website located at http://agebb.missouri.edu/mass/farmfact/

To view agriculture data from Ottawa County, OK and Delaware County, OK visit http://www.nass.usda.gov/ok/5year00/ottawa.htm and http://www.nass.usda.gov/ok/5year00/delaware.htm

The Arkansas Agricultural Statistics Service’s website is found at http://www.nass.usda.gov/ar/


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Page last updated August 26, 2008