Ten percent of all land to be transferred in next five years

Ten percent of all land to be transferred in next five years

Only 2.3% of land in farms will be available in open-market acquisition.

Farmland owners plan to transfer 93 million acres in the next five years (2015-19) — 10% of all land in farms — through a variety of means. Landowners anticipate selling 3.8% of all farmland, with just 2.3% expected to be sold to non-relatives, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service,

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