|Dakota||Vegetables & Melons||Martin||Hogs|
|Hennepin||Cut Flowers||Morrison||Beef Cattle|
|Koochiching||Paper||St. Louis||Wood Products|
The Northwest has less moisture than other areas but is very flat making it easy for large machinery to operate. Food crops like, wheat, oats, barley, sunflowers and potatoes are grown here.
The more northern location has a colder and shorter frost-free season. High snowfalls in the winter add moisture to the ground. This area is a big producer of forest and wood products.
Soils vary in the southeast and include soils that are rich, shallow, poorly drained and sandy. Feed for animals, including alfalfa and pastureland, as well as food for humans, including milk from dairy cattle and turkeys, are big agricultural products here.