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Number Of Kansas Farms Falling

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A new report shows a decline in the number of farms and ranches in Kansas last year.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported yesterday that Kansas had 60,400 farms in 2015, down 600 from the previous year.

The number of farms with less than $100,000 in agricultural sales decreased by 800 farms, while the number of those with more than $100,000 in sales grew by 200 farms.

Kansas has 46 million acres of land in farms and ranches, unchanged from a year earlier.

The agency says the average size of farming operations in the sunflower state is 762 acres, up 8 acres from 2014.

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Carla Eckels is assistant news director and the host of Soulsations. Follow her on Twitter @Eckels.

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