Agri-Stats: Number of US Farms

Changes in Agricultural demographics:

  • In 2012, the United States had 2.1 million farms – down 4.3 percent from the previous Census in 2007.
  • Farm size by acres continues an overall downward trend in mid-sized farms, while the smallest and largest-size farms held steady.
  • Between 2007 and 2012, U.S. farm acreage continued a slow downward trend declining from 922 million acres to 915 million. This is only a decline of less than one percent and is the third smallest decline between censuses since 1950.
  • Source – 2012 US Census of Agriculture