farm definition, government definition
Sociology and Rural Studies
The 2007 Census of Agriculture showed that the number of farms in the United States has grown since 2002. Conversely, the Census showed that, as they have since 1935, South Dakota’s farm numbers continued to decline (though between 2002 and 2007 the rate of decline slowed signifi-cantly). These opposing facts (i.e., national growth vs. South Dakota decline) have motivated calls to South Dakota State University’s Rural Life and Census Data Center. The calls ask basically the same question: “Just what is a farm?” It’s a relevant question.
McCurry, Mike, "Just What is a “Farm”" (2009). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 374.