From the introduction to the report, The Minnesota Farmer: Demographic Trends and Relevant Laws (embedded below):
Similar to the state workforce as a whole, Minnesota farmers are aging. They have also changed modestly in racial composition, with some groups seeing gains on smaller farms in different parts of the state. In response to demographic and economic trends, state and federal lawmakers have enacted many laws specifically designed to assist beginning, women, and nonwhite farmers. This publication [from Minnesota House Research & the Minnesota State Demographic Center] discusses demographic trends and how lawmakers have addressed them.
This article is reposted from TCDP media partner Bluestem Prairie. Check out the links below for other recent Bluestem Prairie stories:
Photo by David Bakken, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.