Based on the latest estimates from the USDA, 2004 is shaping up to be a banner year. Between the strong production numbers on the crop side and strong prices for livestock, both major sectors of agriculture are experiencing record or near record events. Several national and state records may fall this year.
Hart, Chad E.
"Agriculture on Record Pace,"
Iowa Ag Review: Vol. 10
, Article 3.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/iowaagreview/vol10/iss4/3