The Canadian PressFebruary 21, 2014 09:32
WASHINGTON - American agriculture has experienced a boom, with market values of crops, livestock and total agricultural products reaching record highs even as the amount of U.S. farmland declined, according to a new government survey.
Continuing a long-term trend, the number of U.S. farms dropped to 2.1 million in 2012, about a 4 per cent drop from five years earlier. But some of the bigger farms got bigger. The average farm grew from 418 to 434 acres.