Defining the family farm

Defining the family farm

Vast majority of farms are family farms, accounting for 85% of total production.

IN the U.S., what constitutes a farm can be diverse and has changed significantly over the past decade, but one consistent theme is the continued role of families in rural America.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's 2012 "Census of Agriculture" looked at what constitutes a family farm. By definition, a family farm is any farm where the majority of the business is owned by the operator and individuals related to the operator, including through blo

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