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USDA Report Shows Wisconsin Had 69,800 Farms in 2013
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 06/03/2014

The total number of farms in Wisconsin in 2013 was 69,800, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. This is unchanged from the previous year, but a decrease of 1,400 farms from 2011. The drop in farm numbers came predominantly from operations with sales of agricultural products and government payments in the $1,000-$9,999 range.

Total land in farms in Wisconsin last year was also unchanged from the previous two years at 14.6 million acres. Farms in the $500,000 and over sales class increased by 400,000 acres between 2011 and 2013.

Wisconsin's average farm size in 2013 was 209 acres, unchanged from a year ago. The average farm size for those in the $500,000 and over economic sales class increased over the past five years from an average of 983 acres in 2008 to an average of 1,078 acres in 2013.

Meanwhile, the number of farms in the United States in 2013 was estimated at 2.10 million, down seven thousand farms from 2012. Total land in farms, at 914 million acres, decreased 360 thousand acres from 2012. The average farm size in 2013 was 435 acres, up 2 acres from the previous year.

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