The Midwest Is Nurturing the Next Generation of Operations

The Midwest is nurturing the next generation of operations, American Vegetable Grower magazine’s 2017 State of the Industry survey shows. It has more young businesses, percentage wise, than other regions: 39% of responding businesses are less than 10 years old. No other region reported more than 25% of operations that young. This was also the No. 1 answer given by this region. That category never got higher than No. 3 in other regions.

The Midwest is also the least likely in the country to be concerned about government regulations. For the rest of the regions, that was the No. 1 pick among a list of 11 concerns growers could choose from. It was No. 4 for the Midwest, with only 39% saying regulations concerned them.

Take a look at this and other statistics that make the Midwest stand out from its peers below:

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