Census of Agriculture shows changes for Montana agriculture

Report shows demographic changes, loss of farm income


April 17, 2019

From Montana Department of Agriculture

HELENA — USDA’s National Agricultural Statistic Service released last Thursday the 2017 Census of Agriculture, highlighting several key data points important to Montana’s agriculture industry. Montana’s report can be found at https://www.nass.usda.gov/.

“The Census of Agriculture is an important tool for both producers and policy makers,” said Montana Department of Agriculture Director Ben Thomas. “While the report shows that Montana farmers have taken a big hit in farm income over the last five years, it also shows that our producers a...

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