Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-185) 13 pp

December 2017

America’s Diverse Family Farms: 2017 Edition

This report provides an overview of U.S. farms, including the latest statistics on production, financial performance, and farm household characteristics by farm size categories. Among the findings are that 99 percent of U.S. farms are family farms, and they accounted for 90 percent of farm production in 2016.

Keywords: Family farms, small farms, retirement farms, farm household income, crop insurance, government payments

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Last updated: Friday, December 15, 2017

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