Friday, February 25, 2011

Smallest Farms Are Most Fully Owned

Source: USDA, Economic Research Service using data from USDA's 2009 Agricultural Resource Management Survey. Note: Tenants rent all the land they farm. Part owners own some of the land they farm and rent the rest. Full owners own all the land they farm.

Contributing to this statistic is the current rapidly growing "retirement and lifestyle farmer," a new category recently established by the USDA.