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Agricultural Change in WIsconsin: New Perspectives From the 1992 Census of Agriculture
ATFFI Publications No. 2 research report, April 1994
by Frederick Buttel

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Twice each decade the U.S. Bureau of the Census publishes a detailed Census of Agriculture for each state and the nation as a whole. Census of Agriculture data are the most important nation-wide data resource for monitoring changes in the social and economic structure of farming. Results for Wisconsin from the 1992 Census of Agriculture were made available in March of 1994. Here I will discuss some of the major trends revealed in comparisons of the 1992 Wisconsin data with those from the 1987 Census, and I will discuss the significance of these trends for how we should think about the future of family farming in Wisconsin.

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