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Ag Census shows changes in Montana Agriculture


April 18, 2019

Report shows demographic changes, loss of farm income

Helena, Mont. – USDA’s National Agricultural Statistic Service recently released the 2017 Census of Agriculture, highlighting several key data points important to Montana’s agriculture industry.

“The Census of Agriculture is an important tool for both producers and policy makers,” said Montana Department of Agriculture Director Ben Thomas. “While the report shows that Montana farmers have taken a big hit in farm income over the last 5 years, it also shows that our producers aren’t taking those hits lying down, as they cont...

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