Ford County Illinois Farms for Sale

Illinois’ 102nd County

Ford County, Illinois became the 102nd and last county to be established in the State of Illinois in 1859. With 486 square miles, of which 0.1% is water, Ford County has a population of 14,275. There are over 540 farms across Ford County, approximately 308,181 acres, with the average size farm being 564 acres. Ford County consists of moraines, outwash plains, lake plains, stream terraces, flood plains, beaches, ridges, and bogs.

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Ford County Climate

Ford County, Illinois gets an average of 36 inches of rain per year, compared to the United States average of 37 inches. Snowfall in Ford County per year is an average of 22 inches, compared to the U.S. average of 25 inches. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 102. On average, there are 190 sunny days per year in Ford County. During the summer, the July high is typically around 85 degrees, and during the winter the January low is around 16 degrees. Ford County’s comfort index, based on humidity during the hot months, is a 43 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The U.S. average on the comfort index is 44.

Ford County Agriculture

Farming has been the most important enterprise in Ford County since the county was first formed. Major crops grown on Ford County farm land for sale consist of corn, soybeans, wheat, and hay. Cattle, hogs, and sheep make up the livestock typically seen on farm land in this county.

Ford County Soils And Topography

Relief, which includes elevation, topography, and water table levels, largely determines the natural drainage of soils. In Ford County, the slopes range from 0 to 20 percent. The soil pores contain water, which restricts the circulation of air in the soil. Under these conditions, iron and manganese compounds are chemically reduced. As a result, the subsoil is dull gray and mottled.

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