EXPANDED CENSUS DEMOGRAPHICS PROVIDE BIGGER PICTURE OF AG

Over 95,000 farms are in operation in Missouri, and many of them have more than one operator.  That’s one of the more significant findings in the most recent USDA Census of Agriculture.  State statistician Bob Garino…

Garino says the new approach to identifying principal operators provides a more accurate picture of how America’s farms and ranches operate.

The Census of Agriculture found that of the 162,000 producers in Missouri, 36 percent are women, while over 16,000 are aged 35 or younger.