Estimating Entry and Exit of U.S. Farms
Fred Gale and
No 278525, Staff Reports from United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service
The number of farms declined substantially during the 1980's, mostly due to a reduction in new farm formation rather than an increase in the rate of operators leaving farming. Major causes for the decline were fewer farmers entering as farm economic conditions worsened. If this trend continues or remains stable, farm numbers will continue to decline, even if the rate of exit does not increase.
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