new data!

posted February 26, 2014

The 2012 Agriculture Census is out.  Download the PDF: 2012 Census.
It’s jam-packed with interesting statistics, so dig in! 

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DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES FOR THE PRINCIPAL OPERATOR SINCE 2007

• Fewer female operators

• More minority operators

• Average age of farm operators continues to increase

• Fewer beginning operators

• Fewer small farms

• More reported farming as their primary occupation