The next time someone raises the question about whether U.S. farms are still family owned farms, you can respond with conviction that it is in fact still the case. A new report from USDA’s Economic Research Service shows that most U.S. farms are family-owned and run businesses.

In fact, according to 2003 data (the latest figures available) 98 percent are family owned — even the largest farms.

To obtain a copy of the complete report, go to

The next time someone raises the question about whether U.S. farms are still family owned farms, you can respond with conviction that it is in fact still the case.  A new report from USDA’s Economic Research Service shows that most U.S. farms are family-owned and run businesses.

In fact, according to 2003 data (the latest figures available) 98 percent are family owned — even the largest farms.

To obtain a copy of the complete report, go to http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/EIB12/.