The Importance of Off-Farm Income to the Agricultural Economy

September 19, 2022

CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange division recently partnered with the University of Missouri to study the economic fabric that supports rural and agricultural communities. The report outlines the changes to farm household employment and income dynamics over the past few decades. The results reveal increasingly interconnected rural and urban economies, and a farm economy that is deeply supported by off-farm jobs.

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