Friday, February 21, 2014
The US Census just released the numbers from the 2012 US Census of Agriculture. Here is the Census' highlights document:
The scoop: number of farms down, size of farms up, number of new farmers down, average age of farmers up, value of agricultural sales up, but most small farmers need off-farm income to survive. In other words, it appears industrial agriculture is doing fantastic. The rest of the farming world is doing kind of "meh."
Stephen R. Miller
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