The 2007 Department of Agriculture census released Wednesday
says Kansas is seeing more small farms and a growth of its biggest
operations, but fewer middle-sized farms. Donn Teske of the Kansas
Farmers Union says the drop in the number of mid-sized farms
follows a recent trend.
The census, required by law, tallies all aspects of farming,
including the number, size and value of farms, as well as the age
and gender of operators and the kinds of livestock and crops
Since the 2002 agriculture census, Kansas has 65,531 farms, up
1,117 farms, or about 1.7 percent. Nationally, farm numbers are up
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