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Accession Number PB2013-107225
Title Characteristics of Women Farm Operators and Their Farms.
Publication Date Apr 2013
Media Count 51p
Personal Author P. Korb R. A. Hoppe
Abstract Over the past three decades, the number of women-operated farms increased substantially. In 2007, women operated 14 percent of all U.S. farms, up from 5 percent in 1978. Women-operated farms increased in all sales classes, including farms with annual sales of $1 million or more. Most women farmers operated very small farms in 2007; about three-fourths of their farms had sales of less than $10,000. A small share of their farms (5 percent), however, sold $100,000 or more in farm products. About half of women-operated farms specialized in grazing livestockbeef cattle, horses, and sheep or goats. In addition to a principal operator, some farms have secondary operators. If both principal and secondary operators are counted, the number of women operators in 2007 expands from 306,200 to nearly 1 million.
Keywords Agircultural economics
Agriculture
Census data
Farm operators
Farmers
Farms
Livestock
Women

 
Source Agency Economic Research Service
NTIS Subject Category 98B - Agricultural Economics
98C - Agricultural Equipment, Facilities, & Operations
92C - Social Concerns
96A - Domestic Commerce, Marketing, & Economics
Corporate Author Economic Research Service, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Economic information bulletin.
NTIS Issue Number 1316
Contract Number N/A

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