Distribution of farms with contracts and value of production under contract, by farm typology, 2011

Percent of U.S. farms with contracts, or percent of U.S. value of production under contract

U.S. farms with contracts*

Item 1, Small family farms (GFCI less than $350,000) 58.4% 58.4.
Item 2, Midsize family farms (GCFI $350,000 to $999,999) 26.4% 26.4.
Item 3, Large-scale family farms (GFCI $1,000,000+) 10.7% 10.7.
Item 4, Nonfamily farms 4.5% 4.5.

U.S. value of production under contract**

Item 1, Small family farms (GFCI less than $350,000) 23.9% 23.9.
Item 2, Midsize family farms (GCFI $350,000 to $999,999) 22.5% 22.5.
Item 3, Large-scale family farms (GFCI $1,000,000+) 37.2% 37.2.
Item 4, Nonfamily farms 16.5% 16.5.

Large-scale family farms 10.7%
Nonfamily farms 16.5%
Small family farms 23.9%
Midsize family farms 26.4%
Small family farms 58.4%
Large-scale family farms 37.2%
Midsize family farms 22.5%
*Farms reporting production under production contracts, marketing contracts, or both. **Includes commodities under production or marketing contracts. Note: Small family farms have gross cash farm income (GCFI) < $350,000. Midsize family farms have GFCI of $350,000-$999,999. Large-scale family farms have GFCI of $1,000,000 or more. Source: USDA, Economic Research Service and USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, 2011 Agricultural Resource Management Survey.