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Table 2. Historic Price Per Ton Data
(all species of mussels harvested combined)
Year Price Per Ton   Year Price Per Ton   Year Price Per Ton
1914
$17.40
  1937
$33.90
  1983
$148.54
1919
$40.00
  1938
$31.74
  1984
$200.00
1920
$58.18
  1939
$23.06
  1985
$264.71
1921
$25.16
  1940
$20.70
  1986
$400.10
1922
$33.54
  1941
$32.38
  1987
$659.81
1923
$43.74
  1942
$45.44
  1988
$852.85
1924
$37.12
  1948
$36.64
  1989
$1070.56
1925
$79.38
  1949
$29.63
  1990
$1816.81
1926
$61.83
  1950
$38.00
  1991
$2109.84
1927
$70.12
  1964
$60.11
   
1928
$51.04
  1965
$40.00
   
1929
$42.03
  1966
$60.00
   
1930
$30.77
  1975
$89.40
   
1931
$25.16
  1976
$111.52
   
1932
$15.46
  1977
$121.47
   
1934
$22.11
  1978
$140.00
   
1935
$22.19
  1979
$161.03
   
1936
$18.12
  1982
$152.48
   
* Data in these tables were obtained from the Iowa DNR.
Note: Years on harvest and price data may not always match up.

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