U.S. Farm Structure: Declining—But Persistent—Small Commercial Farms
Robert A. Hoppe
Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2010, 9
The continuing shift in production away from small commercial farms to larger farms is driven by financial pressures and aging operators. Some small commercial farms are profitable, while others stay in business by accepting low returns for their labor. Small commercial farms produced 22 percent of the Nation’s farm output in 2007.
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