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TRENDS IN U.S. AND ARIZONA AGRICULTURE. Trends in U.S. Agriculture – A 20 th Century Time Capsule. Beginning End of of Century Century Number of Farms 5,739,657 2,215,876 Average Farm Acreage 147 acres 431 acres Crops: Percent of Farms Growing:

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trends in u s agriculture a 20 th century time capsule
Trends in U.S. Agriculture – A 20th Century Time Capsule

Beginning End of

of Century Century

Number of Farms 5,739,657 2,215,876

Average Farm Acreage 147 acres 431 acres

Crops: Percent of Farms Growing:

Corn for Grain 82% 20%Hay 62% 46%

Vegetables 61% 2.7%

Potatoes 49% 0.5%

Orchards 48% 5.6%

Oats 37% 4.3%

Soybeans 0% 17%

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Trends in U.S. Agriculture – A 20th Century Time Capsule

Beginning End of

of Century Century

Livestock: Percent of Farms Raising:

Cattle 85% 54% Milk Cows 79% 5.6%

Hogs and Pigs 76% 5.6%

Chickens 97% 5%

Farm Mechanization: Percent of Farms With:

Wheel Tractors 4% 89%

Horses 79% 22%

Mules 26% 2%

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Trends in U.S. Agriculture – A 20th Century Time Capsule

Beginning End of

of Century Century

Government Payments: $ 0 $ 5 billion

% of Population Living on Farms 39.2% 1.8%

% of Labor Force on Farms 38.8% 1.7%