Number of farm operator

Definition

Number refers to the count of observations of a given statistical unit.

Farm operator refers to those persons responsible for the management decisions in operating an agricultural operation. Can be owners, tenants or hired managers of the agricultural operation, including those responsible for management decisions pertinent to particular aspects of the farm - planting, harvesting, raising animals, marketing and sales, and making capital purchases and other financial decisions. Not included are accountants, lawyers, veterinarians, crop advisors, herbicide consultants, etc. who make recommendations affecting the agricultural operation but are not ultimately responsible for management decisions.

Measurements

  • Whole number March 16, 1998 to current

Relation to previous version

  • Number of farm operator May 10, 2017 to current

    This is the current version.

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