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Missouri ranks second in number of farms

Missouri has the second highest number of farms in the U.S. The 2017 Ag Census says the state has more than 95,000 farms on nearly 28 million acres. Missouri’s USDA statistician Bob Garino tells Brownfield the number of farmers is lower than in the prior census, but there are more people operating individual farms.

The average age of the Missouri farmer increased by one year to 59.4 years, but the state’s hog, dairy and poultry producers are younger.

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