91 percent of all farm households in U.S. rely on multiple sources of income

December 17, 2014

 

"Most farm households (91 percent) have at least one family member working at an off-farmjob." p.iii

 

[Primary source: USDA ERS (listed below); Secondary source: Bren Smith, "Don't Let Your Children Grow Up to be Farmers," New York Times, August 9, 2014, accessed August 15, 2014, http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/10/opinion/sunday/dont-let-your-children-.... -- "Ninety-one percent of all farm households rely on multiple sources of income."]

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, "The Off-Farm Occupationsof U.S. Farm Operators and Their Spouses," Economic Information Bulletin Number 117, September 2013, accessed August 15, 2014, http://media.cattlenetwork.com/documents/FarmincomeSept2013report.pdf.

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