Average size of farms in the U.S. 2000-2018

Average farm size in the United States from 2000 to 2018 (in acres)*

by M. Shahbandeh, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Average size of farms in the U.S. 2000-2018 The average size of farms in the United States has seen a steady increase over the last decade. In 2018, the average farm size reached 443 acres, up from 418 acres in 2007. Between 2006 and 2007 there was a sudden drop in average farm size, but in recent years it has recovered and once again reached the same levels as its peak in 2006.
Agriculture in the United States

In 2018 there were about 2.03 million farms in the United States, down from 2.2 million in 2007. It appears that as average farm size has increased, the number of individual farms in the United States has decreased. Texas is home to the highest number of farms of any U.S. state, with 248,000 farms as of 2018.

Major Crops in the United States

The United States produces a wide variety of crops. Though the production volumes of some major crops, such as wheat, have fluctuated considerably since 2000, the production of vegetables for processing has been on the rise in recent years. Grapes, apples, and oranges are the most produced fruits in the United States, with the majority of grapes being grown in California.
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Average farm size in the United States from 2000 to 2018 (in acres)*

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