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USDA ISSUES NEW REPORT: AN OVERVIEW OF BEGINNING FARMS AND FARMERS
Source: USDA news release

Beginning farms (those on which all operators have no more than 10 years of farming experience) operate at a smaller scale, earn less farm income, and have more debt relative to their assets than more established farms. Beginning farm households work more off-farm and have less wealth than established farm households, according to "An Overview of Beginning Farmers and Farmers," a new report from USDA's Economic Research Service.

For more information, please read the full report.


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