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COMMODITY CORNER What did Oklahoma agriculture look like in 1942? Oklahoma agriculture looked very different in 1942 when Oklahoma Farm Bureau got its start. Below, we have highlighted a few samples comparing Oklahoma agriculture today to 75 years ago.

1942

194 acres

46

years

VS

438 average farm size

average age of principal operator

acres

58

harvested cropland

production

acres

17,000%

16,000%

128%

13%

13%

75%

Soybeans

years

8.2

12.8

million acres

TODAY

Wheat

million acres Cotton

175,000

number of farms

78,000

36%

81%

Corn

$1,900

$26

inventory

per acre

per acre land price

79% Cattle

$250 million

10 — Oklahoma Country

$7.1 cash income

billion

Swine

33% Source: USDA NASS

Oklahoma Country - Fall 2017