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2001 Census of Agriculture
Farm operator data: initial release

   The 2001 Census of Agriculture reported 346,200 farm operators, 10% fewer than the 385,600 reported in 1996.

   The group of farmers under 35 years old represented 11.5% of all farmers in 2001, compared with 15.8% in 1996 and 19.9% in 1991.

   Both men and women have increased their rate of working off the farm since 1990, and roughly equal proportions of women farm operators (45.6%) and men (44.2%) worked at non-farm jobs in 2000.

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