Examining consolidation in U.S. agriculture

While croplands have shifted to larger farms in almost all crops, most farms are still family owned

From USDA’s Economic Research Service

Agricultural production in the United States has been shifting to larger farms for many years. However, such consolidation has become more complex since the 1980s, with major consolidation in cropland offset by shifts in grazing and pastureland away from the largest farms and ranches—and with episodes of dramatic change in some lives. Read the rest of the article here.