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Latest USDA Census Reveals New Data About State of American Agriculture

Rows of corn grow near a fence line in Douglas County, Kansas.  (Photo by J. Schafer)

The 2017 ag census is out, and for the first time in five years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture gives us a glimpse into large-scale changes in the agriculture industry. Harvest Public Media’s Madelyn Beck reports that the census shows that farmers are getting even older and there’s more farmland consolidation.

What else does the latest U.S. Ag Census reveal?  Find out, below. 

By the Numbers: What the USDA’s Latest Census Tells Us About American Agriculture



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