Bought 10 acres as a Hobby Farm. Growing lots of berries and apples. I think that the Hobby farm is increasing in number but these statistics dont show that.
Published May 2, 2014
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) census released today, the U.S. lost farms and acres of farmland between 2007 and 2012. Although most states experienced a decline in number of farms, many gained farms and farmland. One surprise? The increase in desert states like Nevada and New Mexico, where popular specialty fruits and vegetables are now grown.
Woo hoo! It does my heart good to know that farming and the farming way of life is making a comeback-- a small one, but still, a growing one. Hallelujah! More green spaces, less black top! I know it's a hard way of life, but it is a vital and valuable one.
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