September 16, 2014

The decline of the small farm - The Washington Post

Painting by Linda Jacobs    A  Backroad in the Ozarks
"As of 2011 — as is true with much of the country's wealth — the vast majority of America's farm land was controlled by a small number of farms. The top 10 percent of farms in terms of size account for more than 70 percent of cropland in the United States; the top 2.2 percent alone takes up more than a third."
        To see a chart of this trend over time, follow this link.
The decline of the small American family farm in one chart - The Washington Post

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