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Minnesota Loses 500 Farms in 2019
Minnesota Ag Connection - 02/21/2020

The total number of farms in Minnesota in 2019 was 68,000, down 500 farms from 2018, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service -- Farms and Land in Farms 2019 Summary report. Approximately two-thirds of Minnesota's farms had less than $100,000 in sales.

Total land in farms in Minnesota in 2019 was 25.5 million acres, unchanged since 2017. Farms in the $250,000-$499,999 sales class showed an increase of 100,000 acres while farms in the $1,000,000 and over sales class showed a decrease of 100,000 acres from 2018.

The average farm size in Minnesota in 2019 was 375 acres, up three acres from 2018. The largest increases were in the $250,000-$499,999 sales class which increased 18 acres and in the $1,000,000 and over sales class which increased 21 acres on average from 2018.

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