Although the nation has seen a decline in wool production, Wisconsin farmers have seen a seven percent increase.
The USDA reported that Wisconsin farmers were responsible for 470,000 pounds of wool. This is one to two percent of the nation’s overall output.
This is more than 2008, but not quite as much as the 510,000 pounds produced in 2007.
Officials say the increase is most likely due to the 5,000 more sheep reported by farmers. As of January 1 producers across Wisconsin have 90,000 sheep.
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