Number Of Va Farms Down Slightly, Average Size Up - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Number Of Va Farms Down Slightly, Average Size Up

Posted: Updated:

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The number of farms in Virginia fell slightly last year compared with 2011.
The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the number of farms in 2012 is estimated at 46,200. That's down 200 farms from the survey a year earlier. The surveys are conducted by the National Agricultural Statistics Service's Virginia Field Office.
There were 300 fewer farms that had less than $100,000 in agricultural sales, while operations with more than $100,000 increased by 100 farms.
The size of farms rose by 100,000 acres last year to 8.05 million acres. The average farm size is 174 acres, up 3 acres from 2011.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.