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February 26, 2013
NUMBER OF FARMS IN VIRGINIA DECREASES SLIGHTLY FROM 2011

Contact: Elaine J. Lidholm, 804.786.7686

According to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), the number of farms in Virginia in 2012 is estimated at 46,200. This is down 200 farms from the 2011 survey. Surveys are conducted by the Virginia Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

The number of farms with less than $100,000 in agricultural sales decreased by 300 farms, while operations with more than $100,000 increased by 100 farms.

Total land in farms, at 8.05 million acres, increased 100,000 acres from 2011. The average farm size is 174 acres, up three acres from the previous year.

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