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Consensus: Bullish even in the face of Challenges

Consensus: Bullish even in the face of Challenges

July 2, 2019

by Dave Bergmeier of the High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recently released 2017 Census of Agriculture provides a window into the High Plains region. Trends continue to show a recurring theme—the average size of farms continues to grow and the number of farms is declining.

The U.S. Census, which will be taken again in 2020, is likely to show a similar trend in many communities throughout the heartland—a few rural cities will increase or stay about the same in population but most will likely see outmigration...