California Corporate Farms: Myth and Reality.

Carman, Hoy

from ARE Update Vol. 12, No. 6, Jul/Aug, 2009

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California corporate farms have grown in terms of numbers, share of all farms, size, asset values and product sales. The average California corporate farm continues to be larger than the average single proprietor and partnership farm but corporate farms are represented in all of the size, asset and product sales categories, from smallest to largest. Corporate advantages available to large family farms continue to encourage incorporation.


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Carman, Hoy. 2009. "California Corporate Farms: Myth and Reality." ARE Update 12(6): 9-11. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.