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Who Owns Massachusetts Farmland?

Massachusetts Agricultural Census 2017

Figure 6.5 shows the amount of land in farms by land ownership. Farmers who own their own land account for 74 percent of farms in Massachusetts, but only 62 percent of farmland. Farmers who both own land and rent land from others account for 15 percent of farms, but 35 percent of farm land. Farmers who do not own land, and only operate on rented land, account for 10 percent of farms but only 3 percent of land in farms.