Age of U.S. Farmers Still Concerning

Farmdoc Daily says the 2022 Census of Agriculture confirms that U.S. farmers continue getting older.

The average age of the U.S. farmer is 58.1 years as of the 2022 Census.

The share of farmers between 45 and 64 was lower in the 2022 versus the 2017 Census of Ag.

In contrast, the shares of people less than 45 and over 65 increased from 19 to 22% and from 34 to 39%, respectively.

In the 2022 Census, 85% of farmers older than 65 reported being involved in day-to-day farming decisions.