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Table 4. Farms with Few Livestock in the 1997 Census of Agriculture

Farms with few livestock in the 1997 Census of Agriculture

 
  Gross livestock sales Percent of farms in group that primarily produce crops* Percent of farms in group that primarily produce livestock** Non-white or Hispanic operated farms
Farm type Number of farms Percent of farms Million dollars Percent Per-farm average Number of farms Percent of farms
 
Commercial farms 6,230 1.7% 43 5.6% 6,927 81.8% 15.1% 224 1.5%
Total agricultural sales above $500,000 1,077 0.3% 22 2.8% 20,230 98.5% 1.4% 40 0.3%
Total agricultural sales of $250,000 to $500,000 2,237 0.6% 11 1.4% 4,959 99.1% 0.8% 39 0.3%
Total agricultural sales below $250,000 2,916 0.8% 10 1.3% 3,523 62.3% 31.2% 145 1.0%
 
Intermediate farms 97,468 27.0% 257 33.1% 2,635 47.5% 41.9% 4,378 29.5%
Total agricultural sales of $100,000 to $250,000 4,754 1.3% 16 2.0% 3,302 99.2% 0.5% 67 0.5%
Total agricultural sales of $10,000 to $100,000 22,804 6.3% 123 15.8% 5,375 69.4% 15.1% 705 4.8%
Total agricultural sales below $10,000 69,910 19.4% 119 15.3% 1,695 36.9% 53.4% 3,606 24.3%
 
Rural-residence farms 257,333 71.3% 476 61.3% 1,849 41.0% 51.0% 10,228 69.0%
Total agricultural sales of $100,000 to $250,000 870 0.2% 8 1.0% 9,281 94.8% 4.6% 15 0.1%
Total agricultural sales of $10,000 to $100,000 23,772 6.6% 142 18.3% 5,977 60.7% 23.6% 517 3.5%
Total agricultural sales below $10,000 232,691 64.5% 326 42.0% 1,400 38.8% 53.9% 9,696 65.4%
 
All farms with livestock 361,031 100.0% 776 100.0% 2,149 43.5% 47.9% 14,830 100.0%
* Percent of farms in group with livestock sales representing less than 25% of total sales.
** Percent of farms in group with livestock sales representing more than 75% of total sales.

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