ERS Farm Typology for a Diverse Agricultural Sector
by Robert Hoppe
, Janet Perry, and David E. Banker
Agriculture Information Bulletin No. (AIB-759) 8 pp, September 2000
The Economic Research Service (ERS) developed a farm typology which categorizes farms into more homogeneous groups than do classifications based on sales volume alone, producing a more effective policy development tool. The typology is used to describe U.S. farms.
Keywords: Farm, farm typology, limited resource, retirement, residential/lifestyle, lower sales, large, very large, small family farms, assets, production, specialization, diversification, government programs, farm household income
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