Ranking Of States With The Most Farms
Texas had the most farms in the United States in 2021 followed by Missouri and Iowa. Texas accounted for roughly 12% of the farms in the United States in 2021.
Seven (7) states had more than 70,000 farms in 2021: Texas, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Ohio, Kentucky & Illinois
Thirty nine (39) states had 12,000 or more farms in 2021.
A farm is "any place from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products were produced and sold, or normally would have been sold, during the year." Government payments are included in sales. Ranches, institutional farms, experimental and research farms, and Indian Reservations are included as farms. Places with the entire acreage enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP), and other government conservation programs are counted as farms.