Michigan Fast Facts for Today
- Swine - Michiganís hog production totaled 556 million pounds in 2007, ranking us 14th in the nation. Cass County is the #1 county in Michigan for hogs.
- Grapes - Michigan ranks #4 in grape production, growing 102.7 tons of grapes valued at $21.8 million, harvested from more than 12,000 acres of vineyards. Honey - It is estimated that Michigan has between 1,200 and 1,500 beekeepers and about 100,000 summer bee colonies. Producers gathered a total of 5.1 million pounds of honey in 2011, ranking Michigan 7th nationally, with a value of $8.3 million.
- Maple Syrup - Maple sugaring is Michigan?s oldest agricultural activity. In 2011, Michigan produced 123,000 gallons of maple syrup, ranking it 7th nationally. The economic contributions of the pure maple syrup industry to Michigan are nearly $2.5 million annually.
- Michigan became the 26th state in 1837.
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