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Census: Unsurprising results regarding bigger, but fewer farms


If you’ve been involved in U.S. agriculture the past few years, you probably won’t be surprised by the main conclusions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2012 Census of Agriculture.

The census, conducted once every five years, says American farms, on average, are bigger, fewer and more prosperous. And though the number of young farmers has risen, U.S. farmers, on average, are getting even older.

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