Small farms
There are currently about 2 million farms in our country. Less than 1 in 4 of these farms produce gross revenues in excess of $50,000. About 87% of all farms are owned and operated by individuals and families, while 8% are partnerships, and 4% are corporate farms. The term “family farm” does not necessarily equate with a small farm, nor does a “corporate farm” necessarily mean a large-scale operation owned and operated by a multinational corporation. Many of our country's largest agricultural enterprises are family owned. Small farms are considered those with annual sales less than $250,000. Despite the predominance of these small farms, there is strong evidence of a trend toward concentration in our nation’s agricultural production. In 2007, fewer than 190,000 farms accounted for 63% of all agricultural product sales. Our most recent census showed a 4% increase in new farms, the first such increase since 1920. Most of this increase is attributed to young, educated Americans entering the farming occupation.

Pending Legislation:
H.R.1805 - Family Farm Relief Act of 2015

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