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Characteristics of Women Farm Operators and Their Farms

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  • Hoppe, Robert
  • Korb, Penni

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Over the past three decades, the number of women-operated farms increased substantially. In 2007, women operated 14 percent of all U.S. farms, up from 5 percent in 1978. Women-operated farms increased in all sales classes, including farms with annual sales of $1 million or more. Most women farmers operated very small farms in 2007; about three-fourths of their farms had sales of less than $10,000. A small share of their farms (5 percent), however, sold $100,000 or more in farm products. About half of women-operated farms specialized in grazing livestock—beef cattle, horses, and sheep or goats. In addition to a principal operator, some farms have secondary operators. If both principal and secondary operators are counted, the number of women operators in 2007 expands from 306,200 to nearly 1 million.

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  • Hoppe, Robert & Korb, Penni, 2013. "Characteristics of Women Farm Operators and Their Farms," Economic Information Bulletin 148543, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
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    1. Durst, Ron L., 2009. "Federal Tax Policies and Farm Households," Economic Information Bulletin 58619, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
    2. Hoppe, Robert A. & MacDonald, James M. & Korb, Penelope J., 2010. "Small Farms in the United States: Persistence Under Pressure," Economic Information Bulletin 58300, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
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    1. Deller, Steven & Conroy, Tessa, 2015. "An Exploratory Analysis of Women Farmers and Rural Economic Growth and Development," Staff Paper Series 580, University of Wisconsin, Agricultural and Applied Economics.
    2. Koirala, Krishna H. & Mishra, Ashok K. & Mohanty, Samarendu, 2014. "The Role of Gender in Agricultural Productivity in the Philippines: The Average Treatment Effect," 2015 Annual Meeting, January 31-February 3, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia 195705, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    3. Qushim, Berdikul & Gillespie, Jeffrey, 2016. "Women Farm Operators in the U.S. Meat Goat Production: Who is More Productive?," 2016 Annual Meeting, February 6-9, 2016, San Antonio, Texas 230004, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    4. Jeffrey Gillespie & Narayan Nyaupane & Brittany Dunn & Kenneth McMillin, 2016. "Why do farmers decide to produce meat goats? Evidence from the United States," Agriculture and Human Values, Springer;The Agriculture, Food, & Human Values Society (AFHVS), vol. 33(4), pages 911-927, December.

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    farm operators; farm structure; farm women; female farm operators; female-operated farms; small farms; women farm operators; women-operated farms; women in agriculture; Agricultural and Food Policy;

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