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Table 1

New Farmer Populations Over Time.6 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.356.t1

New Farmer Characteristics2017 (# of farmers)2012 (# of farmers)

Years Operating Any FarmAll producersPrimary producer7All operatorsPrincipal operator

 
5 years or less 474,198 237,838 252,981 130,106 
6 to 10 years 434,076 234,522 436,053 252,290 
11 years or more 2,491,560 1,569,860 2,491,040 1,726,907 
New Farmer Characteristics2017 (# of farmers)2012 (# of farmers)

Years Operating Any FarmAll producersPrimary producer7All operatorsPrincipal operator

 
5 years or less 474,198 237,838 252,981 130,106 
6 to 10 years 434,076 234,522 436,053 252,290 
11 years or more 2,491,560 1,569,860 2,491,040 1,726,907 
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