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What is a Family Farm?

Small family farms represent 88% of the farms in America.

  • About 96 percent of the farms in the United States family owned and operated.

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines a family farm as “any farm organized as a sole proprietorship, partnership, or family corporation [excluding] farms organized as nonfamily corporations or cooperatives, as well as farms with hired managers.” 

  • The USDA further classifies family farms based on gross annual sales:

    • Small- less than $250,000 

    • Large - between $250,000 and $500,000

    • Very large – more than $500,000

    • Based on acreage: 

      • ​Small family farms average 231 acres 

      • Large family farms average 1,421 acres

      • Very large farm average acreage is 2,086. 

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