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Fewer Farms In Iowa Last Year Than Previous Year

Statewide Iowa — The total number of farms in Iowa in 2020 was 85,000, down 300 farms from 2019, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Farms and Land in Farms 2020 Summary report.

Farms in the $10,000-$99,999 sales class decreased by 200, while farms in the $250,000-$499,999 sales class decreased by 100.

Total land in farms for Iowa during 2020 was 30.6 million acres, unchanged since 2010.

The average farm size in Iowa in 2020 was 360 acres, up 1 acre from 2019. The average farm size for those in the $250,000-$499,999 sales class increased 6 acres from 2019.

The number of farms nationwide for 2020 is estimated at 2,019,000, down 4,400 farms from 2019.

The average farm size nationwide for 2020 is 444 acres, unchanged from the previous year. Average farm size increased in the $250,000 – $499,999, $500,000-$999,999, and $1,000,000 or more sales classes and remained unchanged in all others.

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