Number of young farmers increasing

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – For only the second time in the last century, the number of farmers under 35-years-old is increasing.

That’s according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s last census of agriculture.

Sixty-nine percent of the surveyed young farmers had college degrees – significantly higher than the general population.

In some states, such as California, Nebraska and South Dakota, the number of young farmers has grown by 20 percent or more.

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