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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon May 5, 2014 06:47 AM CDT

From DTN's Washington Insider:

For years, there has been a public worry about the advancing age of U.S. farmers, with the prototypical agricultural producer seen by many as someone in his 60s or 70s.

Last Friday, USDA issued the results of its twice-a-decade Census of Agriculture that show that things may be turning around. According to the department's summary, more than 20% of U.S. farmers have operated their farms for fewer than 10 years and the number of young, beginning principal farm operators is up 11.3% since the last Census of Agriculture in 2007.

The disparity in farm ...

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