- Wisconsin leads the nation in the production of mink pelts.
Some of those pelts come from the northwoods, with mink farms in the Tomahawk and Irma areas.
The state accounted for one in three U.S. pelts last year.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Wisconsin produced 1.13 million mink pelts last year.
That was up almost 8 percent from in 2011, the last year for which figures were available.
Wisconsin came in well above Utah, which was second in the U.S.
National production increased 15 percent last year compared to 2011, to 3.5 million pelts.
The pelts were worth 200-million dollars, or an average of $56 a pelt.
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