Trends in Farm Population and Acreage in Tennessee

Trends in Farm Population and Acreage in Tennessee

Source: U.S. Census Bureau. Farm data are not collected every year. Except for the year 1995 the most recent data we have selected are data from available years closest to the turn of the decade.

Year Number of Farms Total Farm Acreage Average Acreage per Farm Total Farm Population
1930 246,000 18,003,000 73 1,219,000
1940 248,000 18,493,000 74 1,276,000
1950 232,000 18,534,000 79 1,016,000
1959 158,000 16,081,000 101 715,000
1969 121,000 15,057,000 124 412,000
1980 96,000 14,000,000 146 176,000
1992 88,000 13,000,000 148 (unavailable)
1995 80,000 11,800,000 148 (unavailable)



Wealth Generated by the Sectors of U.S. Agribusiness Since 1910



Sector Percentage of American Agribusiness in 1910 Percentage of American Agribusiness in 1990
Farming 40% 8%
Input 14% 25%
Marketing 46% 67%