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In May 2014, the USDA released data from its 2012 Census of Agriculture. Here is a quick synopsis of the Massachusetts report:
CISA’s full press release on the Ag Census data release.
Agricultural Census: County farm business booming. The Recorder. May 14, 2014. Richie Davis.
Latest agricultural census shows increase in farms and direct sales of their products, especially in Hampshire County. The Daily Hampshire Gazette. May 14, 2014. Rebecca Everett.
New England Dairy Farms on the Decline, Despite Positive Signs for Regional Agriculture. WAMU. May 19, 2014. Henry Epp.
Direct Sales Boost Massachusetts Farms. WAMC. June 1, 2014. Paul Tuthill.
Guest viewpoint: New Agriculture Census buttresses the case for buying locally. MassLive; The Republican Editorials. June 4, 2014. Philip Korman and Margaret Christie.
Click here to visit the Census of Agriculture website.