Which states have seen the most farm closures recently?
More than 9,000 farms were lost in the U.S. between 2021 and last year, which accounts for nearly 2 million acres, but several states account for more of that total than others.
The map shows the states which lost 500 or more farms during that time frame. The data comes from USDA’s Economic Research Service. Michigan led the list with 1,700 fewer farms, Texas lost a thousand, and Kansas fell 900. California, Kentucky, and New Mexico each lost 600 farms, and there were 500 fewer farms in Nebraska.
ERS data shows the average farm size remained unchanged coming in around 446 acres.