During 2014, the United States lost 18,000 farms and 1 million acres of farmland, according to a new report from the USDA.
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The Farms and Land in Farms report, released on February 19, shows a continuing trend, with numbers of small farms declining and numbers of larger farms increasing moderately.
The report pegs the total number of U.S. farms at 2.08 million, down 18,000 from 2013. Total land in farms, at 913 million acres, decreased 1.03 million acres from 2013, while the average farm size for 2014 is 438 acres, up 3 acres from the previous year.