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Statistics About The Average Age Of Farmers In The Us

The average age of farmers in the US is 57.5 years old.

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"The average age of farmers in the United States in 2017 was 57.5 years old,"

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"As of 2017, the average age of farmers in the US was increasing, raising by 1.2 years from 2007,"

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"The number of young farmers, classified as those under 35 years old, increased by 2% from 2007 to 2017,"

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"There was a 20% decrease in the number of farm operators of age 44 or under between 2002 and 2017,"

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"Farmers over 65 years old ran 37% of US farms in 2017,"

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"Average age of new beginning farmers, or those with less than 10 years of experience, was 46.3 years, as of 2017,"

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"The average age of a US principal farm producer in 2017 was 58.3 years,"

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"56% of all farmers were aged 55 or older in 2017,"

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"In 2012, several states in the Midwest and South reported average farmer ages over 58 years,"

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"Between 2002 and 2017, the share of farmers aged 65 or older increased by nearly 60%,"

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"In 2017, in 11 states, the average age of farmers exceeded the national average,"

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"In 2017, the ratio of farmers aged 65 and older to those under 35 was nearly 7:1,"

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"Farm operators over age 65 controlled 41% more farmland in 2017 compared to 2002,"

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"In 2012, farm operators 55 years and older controlled 64% of all farmland,"

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"Fewer than 10% of farms were operated by individuals under the age of 35 in 2017,"

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"By 2017, 34% of principal farm operators had farming as their primary occupation. Their average age was 59.5 years,"

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"There were 321,261 farmers between 25 and 34 years old in the United States as of 2017,"

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"As of 2019, 105,453 farmers were aged 65 years and above,"

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"Farmers and ranchers aged 75 years and older were the fastest growing age group among farm operators between 2002 and 2017,"

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