As agriculture strategy evolved, Washington Dairy Famers began to grow silage corn that would be used as feed for their cattle. With it, this change brought new tennants to the dairy farms of Washington. Wintering Trumpeter Swans soon began flocking to the region. It is estimated now, that over 9000 Trumpeting Swans spend their winters on Dairy Farm land. Skagit Valley in Washington has now the highest concentration of Wintering Trumpeters on the North American Continent. So how does this benefit farming communities? Tourists flock to areas of high concetration of these wintering foul. This influx of population boosts the local economy and helps keep the local dairy farms alive.
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