Number of Farms and Value of Sales by Sales Class, 2022

A scale asymmetry is endemic to farming across the country, including New England: a small number of large farms account for the majority of sales, while a large number of small farms account for a small percentage of sales. In 2022, 25.3% of New England farms accounted for 0.04% of regional agricultural sales, while 3.8% of farms accounted for 74.3% of sales. These 1,172 large farms had sales of over $500,000 per farm. This pattern was evident in each New England state. For example, 2.4% (184) of farms in Connecticut accounted for 82.5% ($580,713,000) of sales.

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