Changes in Ohio's Farmland
During the 50+ years since 1947, changes have occurred in the use of Ohio's farmland. The number of farms has declined to a little more than 1/3 of what it was just after the Second World War. The overall amount of acres of total land in farms has decreased also, but a little less than has the number of farms. Today, farmers still farm about 3/4 the acreage that they used in 1947. During the same time period, however, the average size of a farm has increased, almost doubling. Still, farmers have increased the amount of land devoted to some commodities, as they decreased the land used for others.Ohio's total farmland has changed in several ways in recent decades: land, livestock and crops.