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The State of American Agriculture

A Comprehensive Analysis of the 2022 Census of Agriculture

The ag census has more than one hundred years of history and contains a wealth of data that advises lawmakers and industry experts on where American agriculture is headed. This report parses through the data to piece together five key trends that will influence the future of our food system as we know it.

"The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future."

Theodore Roosevelt
Ag Census At-A-Glance
Average size of a U.S. farm, a seven percent increase from 2017.
Total U.S. farms, falling below two million for the first time ever.
Average age of U.S. farmer, with four times more farmers older than 64 than 34 or younger.
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