Small Farms in the United States Hardback
Edited by Danielle N Peeters
Small farms account for 91 percent of all farms and 23 percent of agricultural production.
There are large differences among small farms, however, because USDA statistics are based on a very broad farm definition.
Most small-farm production occurs on small commercial farms with a gross cash farm income (GCFI) of at least $10,000.
Most places counted as small farms, however, are much smaller than that; 60% of small farms have GCFI of less than $10,000, and 22 percent have less than $1,000.
This book examines the differences between small and large farms and distinguishes between non-commercial farms and small commercial farms and their viability for the future in the United States.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 130 pages, tables & graphs
- Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 11/03/2011
- Category: Politics & government
- ISBN: 9781617283017