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More farmers, fewer farms

More farmers, fewer farms

The USDA has released the results of the 2017 Ag Census which show while the number of farms is declining slightly, the number of producers is increasing.

In

2017, there were 3.4 million producers, up nearly seven percent, operating

slightly more than two million farms, down three percent.  Large and

small-sized farms are increasing while mid-sized farms are on the decline.

The

number of female farmers increased nearly 27 percent and they’re most heavily

engaged in the day-to-day decisions along with record keeping and financial

management.

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