Share of farms and value of production by age and retirement status of the principal operator, 2013

Percent of U.S. farms or value of production

Stacked Bar chart with 7 groups and 2 items per group.

Farms
Group 1, Younger than 55 years, Total value of 30.3.
Item 1, Retired value of 0.9 which is 3.0% of Younger than 55 years.
Item 2, Not retired value of 29.4 which is 97.0% of Younger than 55 years.
Group 2, 55 to 64 years, Total value of 36.
Item 1, Retired value of 3.4 which is 9.4% of 55 to 64 years.
Item 2, Not retired value of 32.6 which is 90.6% of 55 to 64 years.
Group 3, 65 years or older, Total value of 33.7.
Item 1, Retired value of 8.8 which is 26.1% of 65 years or older.
Item 2, Not retired value of 24.9 which is 73.9% of 65 years or older.

Value of production
Group 5, Younger than 55 years, Total value of 40.5.
Item 1, Retired value of 0.4 which is 1.0% of Younger than 45 years.
Item 2, Not retired value of 40.1 which is 99.0% of Younger than 45 years.
Group 6, 55 to 64 years, Total value of 40.1.
Item 1, Retired value of 1.1 which is 2.7% of 55 to 64 years.
Item 2, Not retired value of 39 which is 97.3% of 55 to 64 years.
Group 7, 65 years or older, Total value of 19.5.
Item 1, Retired value of 2.5 which is 12.8% of 65 years or older.
Item 2, Not retired value of 17 which is 87.2% of 65 years or older.

Note: In this figure, farms with a retired principal operator include: retirement farms in the ERS typology plus any midsize, large-scale, and nonfamily farms where the principal operators report they are retired. Source: USDA, Economic Research Service and National Agricultural Statistics Service, 2013 Agricultural Resource Management Survey.