Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-111) 51 pp

April 2013

Characteristics of Women Farm Operators and Their Farms

The share of U.S. farms operated by women nearly tripled over the past three decades. Using Census of Agriculture data from 1978 through 2007, this report provides detailed information about women farmers and the types of farms they operate.

Keywords: farm operators, farm structure, farm women, female farm operators, female-operated farms, small farms, women farm operators, women-operated farms, women in agriculture, EIB 111

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Last updated: Monday, April 29, 2013

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