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Kittitas County Agricultural Statistics

Kittitas County grows great grass. Historically, resident farmers used domestic livestock to harvest that grass. Today, the export market demand for premium-quality hay has shifted farm acreage toward timothy, orchardgrass/alfalfa, sudangrass, and annual grass hay. Farm gate market value in 2007, aggregated across 1,038 farms and 191,087 acres, were $22.2 million in livestock sales and $38.7 million in crop sales.

The most recent county agricultural statistics are available from the 2022 Census of Agriculture report for Kittitas County (PDF).

Additional statewide statistics can be found at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Census of Agriculture website.

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The Art of Range Podcast

The Art of Range podcast provides education through conversation with some of the brightest minds in rangeland management and livestock production. Washington State University rangelands and livestock specialist Tip Hudson interviews researchers, ranchers, and resource professionals to bring you extended discussion on topics that are of interest to anyone in rangelands work. A new episode releases every two weeks. This project is funded by a grant from the Western Center for Risk Management Education.

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