Gary Keough, State Statistician USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service New England Field Office. United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service. Trends in Maine Agriculture a summary of the 2012 Census of Agriculture. CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE.
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USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service New England Field Office
United States Department of Agriculture
National Agricultural Statistics Service
A complete count, taken every five years, of America’s farms and ranches and the people who operate them.
Any place from which $1,000 of agricultural products were produced and sold, or normally would have been
sold, during the Census year.
Farms with total production expenses equal to market value of agricultural products sold,
government payments, and farm-related income are included as farms with gains of less than $1,000.
Maine had 406 farms with CSAs which rank 8th nationally. This is 5 percent of all farms and ranks 3rd nationally by percent of farms.
2012 and 2007
Years on present farm, 2007 and 2012
Source: Census of Agriculture
Average age of women principal operators was 53.3 years compared to 51.9 years in 2007 years in 2007