LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The number of farms in Indiana in 2018 was 56,100, down 500 from last year, according to Greg Matli, State Statistician of the USDA, NASS, Indiana Field Office. Land in farms was 15.0 million acres, unchanged from last year. The average size farm in Indiana was 267 acres per farm, up 2 acres from 2017.
The number of farms in the United States for 2018 is estimated at 2.03 million, down 12,800 farms from 2017. Total land in farms, at 900 million acres, decreased 870,000 acres from 2017. The average farm size for 2018 is 443 acres, up 2 acres from the previous year.
A farm is defined as any establishment from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products were produced and sold, or normally would have been sold during the year. The $1,000 threshold can be met by any combination of sales and government payments. Land in farms includes: crop and livestock acreage, wasteland, woodland, pasture, land in summer fallow, idle cropland, land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program, and other set-aside or commodity acreage programs.
— National Agricultural Statistics Service, Indian Field Office
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