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February 24, 2016
Virginia Farm Numbers Down Three Percent From 2014
Contact: Elaine Lidholm, 804.786.7686

According to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the number of farms in Virginia in 2015 is estimated at 44,700. This is down 1,200 farms from 2014.

The number of farms with less than $100,000 in agricultural sales decreased by 1,300 farms, while operations with more than $100,000 increased by 100 farms.

Total land in farms, at 8.1 million acres in 2015, decreased 100,000 from 2014.

Number of farms 2014 – 45,900
Number of farms 2015 – 44,700

Land in farms 2014 – 8.2 million acres
Land in farms 2015 – 8.1 million acres

Average farm size 2014 – 179 acres
Average farm size 2015 – 181 acres

These statistics were gathered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Note: NASS reports aggregate data for the entire state but not for individual counties.

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