Concentration in Agricultural Production

by Brent Gloy

The trend toward increasing amounts of total ag sector sales being generated by larger farms has been going on for some time, so I wasn’t planning on being surprised when I looked at table 41 of the 2017 Census of Agriculture.  This table reports on the concentration of sales in the farm sector.  However, I must say I was surprised that only 374 farms were required to produce 10% of the sector’s sales in 2017. (more…)