And we keep losing farms

As farmers have been disappearing, so have farms. In this map, each red dot is 20 farms that are no more, and each blue dot represents 20 new farms. Note the losses in Kentucky and Tennessee and the gains in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. In just five years, the US experienced a net loss of 90,000 farms.

Map of Change in Number of Farms: 2007 to 2012Source: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) , Vox

 

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