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Wisconsin Total Farm Numbers Went Down in 2014
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 02/20/2015

The total number of farms in Wisconsin in 2014 was 69,000, according to new USDA figures. That's down 800 operations from the year earlier.

The largest decrease in number of farms came in the $1,000-$9,999 range with a decrease of 500 farms from 31,000 in 2013 to 30,500 in 2014.

Total land in farms in Wisconsin in 2014 was 14.5 million acres, a decrease of 100,000 acres from a year ago. Farms in the $1,000-$9,999 sales class showed a decrease of 100,000 acres from 2013.

Meanwhile, Wisconsin's average farm size in 2014 was 210 acres, up one acre from a year ago. The average farm size for those in the $1,000,000 and over economic sales class was 1,543 acres, an increase of 21 acres from 2013.

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