James M. MacDonald and Robert A. Hoppe
James M. MacDonald is a branch chief at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS).
Robert A. Hoppe is an Agricultural Economist who started working at ERS in 1978. For the past 20 years, he’s conducted research on farm structure.
By the Numbers: A Look at Consolidation in U.S. Agriculture
(Editor’s note: An analysis of farm-level records from the USDA’s Census of Agriculture and its Agricultural Resource Management Survey confirms that, since 1987, almost all cropland has shifted to larger... MORE
Rural America · March 20, 2018