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The Off-Farm Occupations of U.S. Farm Operators and Their Spouses

by Jason Brown and Jeremy G. Weber

Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-117) 25 pp, September 2013

Cover image for EIB117 Most farm households earn all of their income from nonfarm sources and even those operating larger farms often have substantial nonfarm income. This study finds that when farm operators and their spouses work off-farm, they are most likely to hold a management or professional occupation.

Keywords: occupation, industry, off-farm income, ARMS

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Last updated: Friday, September 06, 2013

For more information contact: Jason Brown and Jeremy G. Weber