Family farms account for 88% of U.S. crop production

Family Farms

According to “America’s Diverse Family Farms – 2019 Edition” from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service., family farms account for 98% of U.S. farms and 88% of U.S. ag production.

The number represents a consistent pattern in farming. North Dakota State University Extension agriculture finance specialist told Agweek,"(Ag) corporations get a lot of attention, but family farms are still crucial.”

The report considers a family farm one in which the majority of the business is owned by the primary operator, the person responsible for day-to-day positions, and individuals related to the primary operator.

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