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2012 National Resources Inventory

  1997-2002 2002-2007 2007-2012 1982-2012
Agricultual land converted to developed land (acres) 245,600 229,800 75,300 1,480,300
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 10,544,400 9,826,000 9,338,400 12,266,400
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 485,200 435,100 410,300 570,200
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 249,200 179,200 73,800 1,142,400
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) 28,300 14,200 10,200 79,600
Total surface area (acres) 37,533,700 37,533,700 37,533,700 37,533,700

    Census of Agriculture

      2002 2007 2012
    Farms 44,081 47,463 47,740
    Land in farms (acres) 10,414,877 9,231,570 9,548,342
    Total land area (acres) 34,513,162 34,313,428 34,323,981
    Principal operators 44,081 47,463 47,740
    Total operators 64,363 73,145 74,539
    Principal operators 34 and younger 1,863 1,629 1,664
    Principal operators 65 and older 13,440 15,273 17,531
    Land ownded by principal operators 65 and over (acres) 2,816,210 2,780,951 3,183,071
    Beginning farmers 14,852 16,378 13,086
    Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 6,242,272 7,785,228 7,701,532

    Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Program

    For summaries of PACE activity by state, use the links for the downloadable table or most recent fact sheets on the national statistics page under Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs.


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