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Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

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  • Ahearn, Mary Clare
  • Newton, Doris J.
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    USDA defines beginning farmers and ranchers as those who have operated a farm or ranch for 10 years or less either as a sole operator or with others who have operated a farm or ranch for 10 years or less. Beginning farmers tend to be younger than established farmers and to operate smaller farms or ranches, some of which may provide no annual production. Beginning farmers often face obstacles getting started, including high startup costs and limited availability of land. USDA—through the Farm Service Agency and the Natural Resources Conservation Service—provides loans and conservation assistance to beginning farmers and ranchers. This report draws on data from annual surveys and the Census of Agriculture to provide policymakers with a better understanding of beginning farmers and ranchers, including how they contribute to U.S. agricultural production.

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    Paper provided by United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service in its series Economic Information Bulletin with number 58618.

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    Date of creation: May 2009
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:uersib:58618

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    Keywords: agricultural production; Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS); beginning farmers and ranchers; Census of Agriculture; farm assets; Food; Conservation; and Energy Act of 2008; Conservation Reserve Program; operator characteristics; Agricultural and Food Policy; Farm Management;

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    Cited by:
    1. Weber, Jeremy G. & Key, Nigel, 2013. "Does proprietor wealth influence small business decisions? Land appreciation and farm business borrowing, land ownership, and output," 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. 150408, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
    2. Glenn Pederson & Wonho Chung & Roelof Nel, 2012. "Microeconomic impacts of a state-funded farmer loan program," Agricultural Finance Review, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 72(1), pages 5-21, March.
    3. Menefee, Seth & Doye, Damona G., 2013. "Barriers to Entry for Young and Beginning Cattle Producers In Oklahoma," 2013 Annual Meeting, February 2-5, 2013, Orlando, Florida 143048, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    4. Ahearn, Mary Clare, 2012. "Financial Position of Farm Operator Households," Agricultural Outlook Forum 2012 126270, United States Department of Agriculture.

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