USDA: Small family farms produce majority of poultry, hay, and eggs
The size of an operation can impact what type of commodities it produces.
USDA recently released its 2020 data on family farms and found small family operations produce the majority of poultry, eggs, and hay. Large-scale family farms lead the charge for dairy, cotton, and specialty crops. The USDA considers any farm with an annual gross cash income of $1 million or more to be large-scale.
When it comes to beef production, more than one-quarter of it happens on small family farms and 42 percent of it occurs on large-scale operations.