Most Farm Households Rely on Off-Farm Income

Most farm households earn all of their income from nonfarm sources, according to a USDA report released this month. Based on the broad definition of a farm, which includes several small operations that produce little or no agricultural commodities in a given year, many farm households rely solely on income made off the farm. Even those operating farms with substantial production have significant nonfarm income. The report stated that 91 percent of farm households have at least one family member working at an off-farm job. Of that number, 35.9 percent held professional and management positions. Learn more.

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