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Preferred Term:

family farms

Definition:
An agricultural business which (1) produces agricultural commodities for sale in such quantities so as to be recognized as a farm rather than a rural residence; (2) produces enough income (including off farm employment) to pay family and farm operating expenses, to pay debts, and to maintain the property; (3) is managed by the operator; (4) has a substantial amount of labor provided by the operator and family; and (5) may use seasonal labor during peak periods and a reasonable amount of full-time hired labor.
Concept Schemes:
NALT Full
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt-core
Broader Concept:
Entry Terms:
  • family-owned farms
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/39418
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RDF/XMLCreated 2006-01-19, last modified 2014-05-16