In 2015, 99 percent of U.S. farms were family farms, where the principal operator and his or her relatives owned the majority of the business.

Small family farms -those with less than $350,000 in annual gross cash farm income (GCFI)-accounted for about 90 percent of U.S. farms, half of all farmland, and a quarter of the value of production.

Midsize and large-scale family farms, which have at least $350,000 in GCFI, made up only 9 percent of U.S. farms -but contributed most of the value of production (65 percent).

Over the past 25 years, production has shifted to midsize and large-scale farms.

Nevertheless, small family farms did produce a relatively large share of two commodities in 2015: poultry and eggs (57 percent) and hay (52 percent).

This chart appears in the ERS report America’s Diverse Family Farms: 2016 Edition , released December 6, 2016.

Source: USDA news release