How California Farms Measure Up in the 2012 Census of Agriculture: Smaller in Size with Higher Value of Production

Emma C. Knoesen and Rachael E. Goodhue

from ARE Update Vol. 17, No. 5, May/June, 2014

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Abstract

The 2012 Census of Agriculture was released in early May 2014. Average farm size continues to grow in terms of acreage and market value of production. However, this trend is not universal across crop category or geographic region. For the crop category of Land Used for Vegetables, the average acreage allocation per farm reporting production in this category decreased, while certain counties in California experienced an increase in the average acre allocation.

Keywords

farm trends, vegetable production, agriculture census

Citation

Emma C. Knoesen and Rachael E. Goodhue. "How California Farms Measure Up in the 2012 Census of Agriculture: Smaller in Size with Higher Value of Production ." ARE Update 17(5)(2014):5-8. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
http://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2014/17/5/how-california-farms-meas/