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2-12-2004 12:00 AM

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Iowa has a rich and long history of grape production. Grapes were grown in the Council Bluffs area as early as 1857. In 1900 the US Agriculture Census showed that Iowa produced 7,403,900 pounds of grapes and 76,301 gallons of farm-processed wine. Iowa ranked sixth in grape production in 1919 in the United States with more that 12 million pounds. Iowa grape production peaked in 1929 with a yield of 15.8 million pounds. The 1997 Census of Agriculture listed only 56,536 pounds of grapes harvested.

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Dec 2nd, 12:00 AM

Iowa: Viticulture (Grapes) 101

Iowa has a rich and long history of grape production. Grapes were grown in the Council Bluffs area as early as 1857. In 1900 the US Agriculture Census showed that Iowa produced 7,403,900 pounds of grapes and 76,301 gallons of farm-processed wine. Iowa ranked sixth in grape production in 1919 in the United States with more that 12 million pounds. Iowa grape production peaked in 1929 with a yield of 15.8 million pounds. The 1997 Census of Agriculture listed only 56,536 pounds of grapes harvested.