FIGURE 1–1 Number of farms and acres per farm, 1850–1997.

SOURCE: Structural and Financial Characteristics of U.S. Farms: 2001 Family Farm Report, 2001. R.A.Hoppe, ed., Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; USDA, 2001f, based on U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1900–1992 Censuses of Agriculture; U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, 1997 Census of Agriculture.

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