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By the Numbers: Wisconsin and U.S. Farms

8

Percentage of U.S. farms that had sales of $500,000 or more in 2016.

44

Percentage of Wisconsin farms ranked in the lowest $10,000 sales class [farms and ranches are classified in “sales classes” by summing sales of agricultural products and government program payments].

50

An increase in the number of Wisconsin farms in both the $500,000-$999,999 and $1,000,000 sales classes since 2015.

80

Percentage of U.S. farms that had less than $100,000 in sales in 2016.

210

The average acreage of Wisconsin farms in 2016.

442

Average acreage of U.S. farms.

1,479

The average number of acres for farms in the $1,000,000 and above class, which is down 32 acres since 2015.

68,700

Total number of Wisconsin farms in 2016.

2.06 million

The estimated number of workings farms in the U.S. in 2016. That is down 8,000 farms from 2015.

14.4 million

Total land in farms in 2016.

Source: USDA