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Idaho: Land in farms

This indicator shows the total amount of farmland, as well as the average and median size of farms The median size of farms is the size at which half of all the farms are smaller and half are larger. A larger median size of farms indicates that there are more large farms.
 
In Idaho in 2012:
  • there were 11,760,109 acres in farmland,
  • the average farm size was 474 acres,
  • the median farm size was 57 acres, and
  • the amount of farmland decreased 0 percent from 2002 to 2012. 
 

To get the most out of this indicator . . .

Ask questions:

· Is the amount of farmland increasing or decreasing?

· Does the county have relatively small or large farms?

· How do the county's average and median farm sizes compare to state averages?

 Look at other indicators:

· “Agriculture: Number of farms" - How does your county rank by number of farms and proportion of Idaho's farms?

· “Employment: Agricultural workers” – How does your county rank by annual average number of agricultural workers? 

· “Employment by industry” - What percentage of all employment is in the agricultural industry?

 Dig deeper:

· Download data for your county and state to see the number of farms from year to year.

· Take a Big Picture view of your county.

· If you have specific questions, send us an e-mail.





Source: 2002-2012: USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service - 2002, 2007, 2012 Census of Agriculture (https://www.agcensus.usda.gov/); DATE LAST UPDATED: September 28, 2017.




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