According to 2010 data, the number of farms across the United States grew from 2,167,000 to 2,201,000; however, the number of farmed acres and acreage per farm dropped from 945 million acres to 920 million acres and 436 acres to 418 acres, respectively. A couple of states including Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, Texas, and Washington showed the most growth in the number of operating farms while states like Nebraska, Tennessee, and Virginia saw a slight decline in farms. In terms of acreage, Wyoming had the largest drop in the number of acres farmed.
In terms of farm ownership, there has been a number of significant shifts in how farms are owned. Since 1978 the number of corporations that own farms has nearly doubled while cooperatives, trusts, estates, and institutional ownership has nearly quadrupled. The emergence of trusts can be attributed to State and Federal tax laws which have made the transfer of family assets and farms very difficult.
With more farms across the country, farmers and owners are continuing to look for innovations that help drive costs down to make them more competitive. One solution has been the emergence of metal barns and steel barns. Steel barns are an ideal, economical, and maintenance-free option that provide a similar appearance to traditional stick built barns but at a fraction of the price.
Metal barns come in a variety of colors, siding orientation, and roof style options. Elephant Structures, a national player in metal structures, currently markets three different barns including the County Barn (horse barn), the Ridgeline Barn (traditional barn), and the Valley Barn (seneca barn). Pricing includes free delivery and free installation on your farm. To learn more about Elephant Structures, check out www.elephantbarns.com and build & price a metal barn in less than 2 minutes.
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Data compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Agricultural Statistic Service, Farm Numbers and Land in Farms, Final Estimates, 1998-2002 and Farms, Land in Farms, and Livestock Operations 2010 Summary, February 2011.