Comments for: USDA farming census: Maine has more young farmers, more land in farms

Posted Feb. 23, 2014, at 2:42 p.m.

BELFAST | Maine may be the oldest state, but it certainly attracts an outsized crop of young farmers, according to preliminary statistics released last week from the United States Department of Agriculture’s 2012 census. The number of farmers aged 34 and younger grew by nearly 40 percent in the …

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