TITLE

Demographics study reveals much about farm operators

PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
Southeast Farm Press;5/4/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 13, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on demographics study, which reveals a lot about farm operators. The study shows that the average age of all U.S. principal farm operators in the 2002 Census of Agriculture was 55.3 years. In addition, the percentage of principal farm operators 65 or older has risen consistently since 1978. At that time, about one is six farmers was 65 or older. Now, it's 26 percent or more than one in four. While page after page of tables and charts may seem uninteresting and dry upon first glance, the people and places behind those numbers can tell us a lot about where farm operators have been and where they have been going.
ACCESSION #
17001202

 

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