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Genesee County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan

Genesee County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan

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Number of Farms Fall In Last 10 Years. Number of Farms 900 800 700 600 500 400 300 Total Number of Farms for Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties: 1987 and 1997. 1987 1997 -22% -22% -14% The number of farms in Genesee County declined from 660 in 1987 to 516 farms in 1997. However, 80 percent of the farms that exited the industry did so between 1987 and 1992. 200 100 0 Genesee Orleans Wyoming Source: U.S. Census of Agriculture. The percent change in total farm numbers between 1997 and 1987 is shown on the chart. Agricultural Trends Profile for Genesee County, New York 18

Dairy Farm Numbers Plummet. Number of Farms 450 400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 Total Number of Dairy Farms for Genesee, Orleans, and Wyoming Counties: 1987 and 1997. 1987 1997 -35% -45% -32% Genesee Orleans Wyoming Nearly half of the Genesee County farms that went out of business in the last 10 years were dairy farms. Since 1987, 35 percent of Genesee County dairy farms went out of business, although this is similar in magnitude to the loss in dairy farms seen in Orleans and Wyoming counties. Source: U.S. Census of Agriculture. The percent change in the number of dairy farms between 1997 and 1987 is shown on the chart. Agricultural Trends Profile for Genesee County, New York 19

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