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Table 3 Number and race of farm operators in Michigan; 1982–2012

From: Black Farmers in the USA and Michigan: Longevity, Empowerment, and Food Sovereignty

Year Number of farm operators Percent of black farm operators
Total White Black Other
1982 58,661 58,237 185 239 0.3
1987 51,172 50,758 171 243 0.3
1992 46,562 46,092 124 346 0.3
1997 46,047 45,448 110 489 0.2
2002a 78,193 77,320 243 630 0.3
2007a 83,938 82,819 369 750 0.4
2012a 78,948 78,137 356 455 0.5
  1. Sources: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Selected dates. Washington, D.C.: National Agricultural Statistics Service and the Census of Agriculture Historical Archive. Available at: https://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/
  2. aData collected on multiple operators if more than one person operated a farm