Sunday, February 22, 2009

Ohio, Kentucky Losing Farms

The 2007 US Agricultural Census, released this week, reported that Ohio and Kentucky lost farms between 2002 and 2007.

The legend isn't easy to read in this graph, but the cream and yellow states all lost farms. The lighter the coloration, the more farms lost. States colored light to dark green gained farms, with the darkest green areas gaining the most farms. So while there's good news for the country as a whole (39 states saw numbers of farms increase) and particularly for New England, for our area the news isn't so great:

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