Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-123) 31 pp

April 2014

Working the Land With 10 Acres: Small Acreage Farming in the United States

Approximately 294,000 U.S. farms operated on 10 or fewer acres in 2007. While most small acreage (SA) operations did little farming, about 50,000 had sales of $10,000 or more in 2007. This report focuses on SA farms, especially those grossing $10,000 or more per year, and examines such characteristics as production strategies, types of products, sales, household income, and financial performance.

Keywords: Small acreage farming, farm structure, farm financial performance, farm operator household income, 10 acres or less, women farmers, women principal and secondary operators, small acreage farm characteristics, small farms

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