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Beginning farmers and ranchers [electronic resource] /
Mary Ahearn, Doris Newton.
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[Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, [2009]
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1 online resource (iv, 27 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.); map
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Book
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[Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, [2009]
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"May 2009."
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abstract
USDA defines beginning farmers and ranchers as those who have operated a farm or ranch for 10 years or less either as a sole operator or with others who have operated a farm or ranch for 10 years or less. Beginning farmers tend to be younger than established farmers and to operate smaller farms or ranches, some of which may provide no annual production. Beginning farmers often face obstacles getting started, including high startup costs and limited availability of land. USDA - through the Farm Service Agency and the Natural Resources Conservation Service - provides loans and conservation assistance to beginning farmers and ranchers. This report draws on data from annual surveys and the Census of Agriculture to provide policymakers with a better understanding of beginning farmers and ranchers, including how they contribute to U.S. agricultural production.
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9675395
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 24-25).

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