Farm Input Use Selected Inputs 1948-2002

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					TABLE B–100.—Farm input use, selected inputs, 1948–2002 Farm population, April1 Year As percent of total population2 16.6 16.2 15.2 14.2 13.9 12.5 11.7 11.5 11.1 10.3 9.8 9.3 8.7 8.1 7.7 7.1 6.7 6.4 5.9 5.5 5.2 5.1 4.7 4.5 4.6 4.5 4.3 4.1 3.8
6 6 6

Farm employment (thousands)3 Selfemployed and unpaid workers4 8,026 7,712 7,597 7,310 7,005 6,775 6,570 6,345 5,900 5,660 5,521 5,390 5,172 5,029 4,873 4,738 4,506 4,128 3,854 3,650 3,535 3,419 3,348 3,275 3,228 3,169 3,075 3,021 2,992 2,852 2,680 2,495 2,401
7 7 7 7

S Crops harvested (millions of acres)5 356 360 345 344 349 348 346 340 324 324 324 324 324 302 295 298 298 298 294 306 300 290 293 305 294 321 328 336 337 345 338 348 352 366 362 306 348

Number (thousands) 24,383 24,194 23,048 21,890 21,748 19,874 19,019 19,078 18,712 17,656 17,128 16,592 15,635 14,803 14,313 13,367 12,954 12,363 11,595 10,875 10,454 10,307 9,712 9,425 9,610 9,472 9,264 8,864 8,253
6 6 6

Total

Hired workers 2,337 2,252 2,329 2,236 2,144 2,089 2,081 2,036 1,952 1,940 1,982 1,952 1,885 1,890 1,827 1,780 1,604 1,482 1,360 1,253 1,213 1,176 1,175 1,161 1,146 1,168 1,314 1,310 1,371 1,291 1,256 1,270 1,298
7 7 7 7

Total

1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984

10,363 9,964 9,926 9,546 9,149 8,864 8,651 8,381 7,852 7,600 7,503 7,342 7,057 6,919 6,700 6,518 6,110 5,610 5,214 4,903 4,749 4,596 4,523 4,436 4,373 4,337 4,389 4,331 4,363 4,143 3,937 3,765 3,699
7 7 7 7

101 106 106 108 107 106 104 108 109 108 109 111 111 110 111 112 109 109 110 110 108 109 110 110 112 112 110 109 113 111 117 119 120 115 113 113 109

6,194 6,501 6,241 6,051 5,850 5,628 5,787 5,754

2.8 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.4 2.5 2.4

6 6 6 6

6 6 6 6

3,582 3,466 3,349 3,233

2,324 2,248 2,171 2,095

1,258 1,218 1,178 1,138

1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
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5,355 5,226 4,986 4,951 4,801 4,591 4,632 ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......

2.2 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.9 ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......

3,116 2,912 2,897 2,954 2,863 2,891 2,877 2,810 2,800 2,767 2,836 2,842 2,867 2,827 2,977 2,952 2,923 ......

2,018 1,873 1,846 1,967 1,935 2,000 1,968 1,944 1,942 1,925 1,967 2,010 1,990 1,947 2,048 2,062 2,050 ......

1,098 1,039 1,051 1,037 928 892 910 866 857 842 869 832 877 880 929 890 873 885

342 325 302 297 318 322 318 319 308 321 314 326 333 327 327 322 321 317

106 104 102 102 100 102 102 100 100 101 104 100 103 103 106 ...... ...... ......

Farm population as defined by Department of Agriculture and Department of Commerce, i.e., civilian population living on farms in rural areas, regardless of o Total population of United States including Armed Forces overseas, as of July 1.

Includes persons doing farmwork on all farms. These data, published by the Department of Agriculture, differ from those on agricultural employment by the D method of approach, in concepts of employment, and in time of month for which the data are collected. 4 Prior to 1982 this category was termed "family workers" and did not include nonfamily unpaid workers. Series discontinued in 2002.
5 6

Acreage harvested plus acreages in fruits, tree nuts, and vegetables and minor crops.

Based on new definition of a farm. Under old definition of a farm, farm population (in thousands and as percent of total population) for 1977, 1978, 1979, 198 3.4; 7,241 and 3.2; 7,014 and 3.1; 6,880 and 3.0; 7,029 and 3.0, respectively. 7 Basis for farm employment series was discontinued for 1981 through 1984. Employment is estimated for these years. Note.—Population includes Alaska and Hawaii beginning 1960. Sources: Department of Agriculture (Economic Research Service) and Department of Commerce (Bureau of the Census).

ted inputs, 1948–2002 Selected indexes of input use (1996=100) Feed, seed, Other Agricultural and purchased chemicals purchased inputs livestock 22 24 29 28 29 29 30 31 33 31 32 38 45 48 46 50 56 60 69 70 60 61 72 72 77 80 86 77 91 80 87 95 112 101 82 81 88 55 59 59 62 61 62 59 65 68 72 76 77 77 76 80 82 80 80 86 86 87 91 93 94 99 98 94 91 95 94 106 109 109 103 107 107 99 14 31 32 34 35 38 36 41 46 52 51 59 60 58 57 56 57 58 55 60 62 60 58 60 58 49 48 53 58 62 77 78 73 71 79 79 74

Farm labor

Farm real estate 116 116 117 117 118 118 117 117 116 116 115 115 115 115 115 116 116 116 116 115 115 115 114 113 112 111 111 112 112 113 114 113 115 114 110 110 111

Durable equipment 70 82 94 105 114 119 125 127 129 127 125 125 127 124 122 122 124 126 129 134 139 142 143 144 145 147 156 162 166 171 175 180 186 186 183 174 166

Energy

341 334 321 308 298 282 275 279 264 246 235 234 228 222 220 214 202 196 183 174 168 165 163 160 158 159 147 147 145 140 133 130 126 128 122 121 119

66 73 75 77 81 83 82 85 85 83 81 82 83 85 87 88 89 91 92 92 92 94 94 92 91 92 88 103 116 122 127 116 113 108 102 99 103

111 103 103 106 105 105 108 102 98 99 103 100 101 98 101 ...... ...... ......

111 109 107 107 107 106 105 104 103 102 101 100 99 98 97 ...... ...... ......

158 147 136 129 123 119 116 113 109 106 103 100 98 98 99 ...... ...... ......

92 86 95 95 94 94 94 94 94 97 102 100 102 104 105 ...... ...... ......

90 105 96 80 82 95 96 98 94 101 92 100 108 105 104 ...... ...... ......

100 101 100 99 95 101 101 101 103 103 109 100 105 111 117 ...... ...... ......

81 81 84 83 86 87 90 89 99 104 110 100 108 119 127 ...... ...... ......

farms in rural areas, regardless of occupation. Series discontinued in 1992.

on agricultural employment by the Department of Labor (see Table B-35) because of differences in the

d in 2002.

opulation) for 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, and 1983 is 7,806 and 3.6; 8,005 and 3.6; 7,553 and


				
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