There are now less than 2 million farms in the U.S.

There has been a decline in recent years in the number of farms, according to the national Census of Agriculture. At the same time, the average size of farms has increased, which experts say is a sign of consolidation in agriculture. The census defines a farm as a place that produces or sells $1,000 worth of goods in a year.

A column chart shows the declining number of U.S. farms since 2007.