Overview

This data product presents the latest household income forecast and estimates for principal operators of U.S. family farms. The forecast was updated February 9, 2016. For a discussion of the current conditions and trends in farm household income, see the Farm Household Well-being topic.

Errata: Corrections made on May 2, 2016 to the underlying data source—the Agricultural Resource Management Survey (see Update and Revision History)—resulted in revisions to the farm income portion of farm household income (a component of the total income for farm households) in these data tables for the years 2012-2016F. U.S. farm sector-level data and analysis were not affected.

Tables also cover data pertaining to beginning, socially disadvantaged, and limited-resource farmers. For a discussion of the current conditions and trends concerning these groups, see the Beginning & Disadvantaged Farmers topic.

Note: Estimates are subject to revision one year after their preliminary release. Revisions are made only when credible additional information becomes available that changes the summarization of survey results.

    Data Set    
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    Principal farm operator household finances, 2010-2016F Download as Excel 5/2/2016 8/30/2016
    Principal farm operator household finances, by ERS farm typology, 2014 Download as Excel 5/2/2016 11/30/2016
    Finances and characteristics of principal farm operator households, by major occupation, 2014 Download as Excel 5/2/2016 11/30/2016
    Historic data on mean and median farm operator household income and ratio of farm household to U.S. household income, 1960-2014 Download as Excel 5/2/2016 11/30/2016
    Family and nonfamily farms, by farm size class (gross sales), 1996-2014 Download as Excel 11/24/2015 11/30/2016
    Characteristics of principal farm operator households, by experience of operators, 2012 Download as Excel 10/8/2014
    Characteristics of principal farm operator households, by age of principal operator, 2012 Download as Excel 10/8/2014
    Characteristics of principal farm operator households, by gender, 2012 Download as Excel 10/8/2014
    Characteristics of principal farm operator households, by type of management team, 2012 Download as Excel 10/8/2014
    Characteristics of combined targeted principal farm operator households, 2012 Download as Excel 10/8/2014
    Characteristics of principal farm operator households, by limited-resource farmer status, 2012 Download as Excel 10/8/2014
    Health expenditure and insurance coverage of principal farm operator households, by off-farm work, 2011 Download as Excel 11/27/2012
    Health expenditure and insurance coverage information of principal farm operator households, by commodity specialization, 2011 Download as Excel 11/27/2012

    Last updated: Monday, May 02, 2016

    For more information contact: Daniel Prager and James Williamson

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