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1 in 5 Iowans employed by agriculture

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Waterloo (KWWL) - This first day of spring is also National Agriculture Day, capping off National Ag Week.

The Iowa Department of Agriculture estimates that farm production contributes over $20 billion to Iowa annually. There are 90,000 farms in the state, and one of every five Iowans is employed in some way by agriculture.

The Iowa Farm Bureau says Iowa farmers are the nation's leaders in pork, corn, soybeans and eggs. Iowa farmers are also number one in conservation tillage and buffer strips to prevent erosion.

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