Predicted hog farm closures have high economic impact
Jun 04, 2020
Researchers project a $660 million loss for rural communities if 15% of Minnesota hog farms close.
Pork production in Minnesota is big business.
The state is the second-largest hog producer behind first-place Iowa. Roughly, 3,500 hog farms in Minnesota sold 22.3 million hogs in 2019, earning $2.7 billion in hog sales. On average, each hog farm in the state generates $1.5 million in economic activity.