The age old phenomenon of the aging farmer - ARCHIVED

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The 1996 Census of Agriculture reported the highest share of census-farm operators over 60 years of age in Canadian history. The share has been increasing since 1981. Are farmers a dying phenomenon? Are there any young farmers? The purpose of this article is to review the census-farm operator age structure to understand some reasons for an apparent ageing of the census-farm operator population.

Issue Number: 1999003
Author(s): Bollman, Ray D.
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PDFMarch 17, 1999