- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A new government report shows Kansas had 800 fewer farms last year compared to 2013.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Thursday that the state had 61,000 farms and ranches in 2014.

A breakdown by size shows small operations with less than $100,000 in agricultural sales decreased by 900 farms from a year earlier. But the number of farm operations which had more than $100,000 in ag sales actually grew by 100 farms.

The agency also reported that the state had 46 million acres of land in farms and ranches. That’s down 100,000 acres from the previous year.

Kansas farms averaged 754 acres, up 8 acres from the previous year.



Agriculture Department report: https://bit.ly/1AN1l2r

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