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2008 Missouri farms increase slightly in number


"Missouri farm numbers are estimated at 108,000, up slightly from a revised 2007 number of 107,800," said Gene Danekas, Director of the USDA-Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service. "Last year's number was revised upward because we found more farms during the 2007 Census of Agriculture, especially small farms." A farm is defined as "any establishment from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products were sold or would be sold during the year." Missouri ranks second in total number of farms, following Texas. Total land in Missouri farms is estimated at 29.1 million acres with an average farm size of 269 acres.

Missouri farms in the economic sales class of $1,000 to $9,999 are estimated at 57,700. Farms in the sales group of $10,000 to $99,999 totaled 38,000. The $100,000 to $249,000 group is estimated at 5,700. Farms in the sales groups of $250,000 to $499,000 totaled 2,900, while farms with sales of $500,000 and over totaled 3,700.

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