A farm bureau in western Kentucky has released a new report, saying that Alpacans are not only making the state more competitive but are also reducing their use of land and resources.
The Alpaccas Bureau of Land Management’s report released Monday said that “the state’s agricultural economy is expanding” as the state seeks to grow more land.
However, Alpacoans are now the fastest growing Native population in the country, the bureau said.
The bureau said that Alpacas have grown from about 7,000 in 1950 to more than 14,000 today.
It said that the number of Alpacacans is expected to grow by more than 70 percent by 2050.
The report also said that in some cases Alpacacas have moved away from traditional lands.
Alpacacoas are a diverse tribe that make up more than 60 percent of the state.
They live in all of the states western, central and southern counties and make up about 10 percent of Kentucky’s total population.