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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


Putting the Age of U.S. Farmers in Perspective

A reoccurring topic of public discussion is the age of U.S. farmers and the impending need to replace them. This brief examines changes in the average age of U.S. farmers over time and compares the age of U.S. farmers with the U.S. labor force.

Publication type: 
Policy brief
Date published: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013