DeKalb County Illinois Farm for Sale
The Farm Bureau Movement
In 1837, out of Kane County, DeKalb County was formed. It has since been attributed to forming the Farm Bureau Movement. With a population of 105,160, DeKalb County has a total area of 635 square miles, of which 631 square miles is land and 3.4 square miles is water. 98 percent of DeKalb County is considered prime farmland by Natural Resources Conservation Service criteria. Most of DeKalb County ranges in elevation between 700 and 950 feet above sea level. 58 percent of the land area has a slope of 0 to 2 percent, while 41 percent is in the 2 to 7 percent slope range.
DeKalb County Soil Conditions
The soil in DeKalb County Illinois farm land for sale is permeable and is readily drained by tile and ditches. Drummer silty clay loam is an important black soil type with the surface 12 to 20 inches thick. The subsoil is 18 to 24 inches thick.
DeKalb County Climate
DeKalb County, Illinois receives 36 inches of rain per year compared to the United States average of 37. Snowfall in DeKalb County is 30 inches compared to the U.S. average of 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 107. On average, there are 191 sunny days per year in DeKalb County. In the summer, the July high is around 84 degrees and in the winter the January low is 12 degrees. The comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 46 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The U.S. average on the comfort index is 44.
DeKalb County Agriculture
DeKalb County farm real estate for sale offer a wide range of commodities. Corn is the number one agricultural commodity in the county with farmers growing corn on nearly two-thirds of the available farmland. DeKalb County is the state’s leading county in pork production. In addition, 28,000 beef cattle are marketed annually in DeKalb and about 1,020 dairy cows can be found in the County producing over 20 million pounds of milk a year. The total value of crop production is $256 million and the total value of livestock production is $94 million. The total annual value of agricultural production in DeKalb County is $350 million.
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