"For only the sec­ond time in the last cen­tu­ry, the num­ber of farm­ers under 35 years old is increas­ing, accord­ing to the U.S. Depart­ment of Agriculture's lat­est Cen­sus of Agri­cul­ture. Sixty-nine per­cent of the sur­veyed young farm­ers had col­lege degrees — sig­nif­i­cant­ly high­er than the gen­er­al pop­u­la­tion," the Asso­ci­at­ed Press reports.