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Total Ohio Farms at 73,600
Ohio Ag Connection - 02/19/2018

The number of farms in Ohio in 2017 was 73,600, according to Cheryl Turner, state statistician of the USDA, NASS, Ohio Field Office. Land in farms was 14.0 million acres, unchanged from last year. The average size farm in Ohio was 190 acres per farm, up 2 acres from 2016.

The number of farms in the United States in 2017 was 2.048 million, down 12,000 farms from 2016. Total land in farms, at 910 million acres, decreased 1 million acres from 2016. The average farm size in 2017 was 444 acres, up 2 acres from the previous year.

A farm is defined as any establishment from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products were produced and sold, or normally would have been sold during the year. The $1,000 threshold can be met by any combination of sales and government payments. Land in farms includes: crop and livestock acreage, wasteland, woodland, pasture, land in summer fallow, idle cropland, land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program, and other set-aside or commodity acreage programs.

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