Census of ag stats for N.D.

Created: 2/20/14 (Thu) | Topic: Education

FARGO – Preliminary data from the 2012 Census of Agriculture shows the average number of farms in North Dakota during 2012 was 30,961, down 3 percent from the 2007 Census of Agriculture, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Land in farms, at 39.3 million acres, was down 1 percent from what was reported five years prior. The size of the average farm was 1,268 acres, up 2 percent or 27 acres from 2007.

During 2012, the average age of the principal operator remained unchanged from 2007’s average age of 57 years. The number of operators under the age of 34 was 2,762, up 14 percent from 2007, while the number of operators over the age of 65 totaled 9,398, up 2 percent from 2007.

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