Salina, KS

Now: 40 °

Currently: Fair

Hi: 40 ° | Lo: 30 °

Number Of Kansas Farms Shrink, Size Grows

KSAL StaffFebruary 20, 2014

The newly released 2012 Census of Agriculture shows the number of Kansas farms has decreased but those that remain are larger.

The National Agriculture Statistics Service reported Thursday that the average number of farms in Kansas in 2012 was 61,773. That is down 6 percent from the 2007 census.

Kansas had 46.1 million acres of land used for farming operations, about the same as reported five years earlier.

But the average size of the farm, 747 acres, is larger since the previous census. That is up 6 percent, or about 40 acres larger than the average in 2007.

The service portrays the average Kansas farmer as 58 years old.

The number of farmers under age 34 was 4,327, nearly unchanged from the last count.

Copyright © Rocking M Media, 2018. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Rocking M Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

COMMENTS

RELATED POSTS

Changes Coming For Kansas License Buyers

December 2, 2017 10:15 am

Proposed Kansas Tyson Plant Paused

November 21, 2017 6:19 am

STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Sixth Most Wanted Arrest
November 15, 2018Comments
2 Arrests Made in Salina ...
November 15, 2018Comments
Rob Riggle to Speak in Sa...
November 15, 2018Comments
Fort Riley to “Gobb...
November 15, 2018Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets
© 2007 - 2018 - EEO  - KDJM  - KABI  - KSAL-AM  - KSAL-FM  - KVOB  - KYEZ  - KZUH