#AgCensus data shows who we are, what we produce

USDA released their final 2012 #AgCensus results yesterday and included some great infographics on the current status of American agriculture. 

Some interesting points that I pulled out:

The average age of farm operators is 58, yet 22% of all farmers in the U.S. were beginning farmers in 2012.

I’m pretty impressed by the number of of value-added products produced in the U.S. Farmers are so innovative, especially those in Texas, California, Kentucky, Missouri and Oklahoma!

Farmers invest BIG to produce their crops and livestock.HOW_Draft06

8.5 billion broilers – holy chicken!WHAT_Draft09

All infographics can be found here.

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