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National Resources Inventory

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2012 National Resources Inventory

  1997-2002 2002-2007 2007-2012 1982-2012
Agricultural land converted to developed land (acres) 123,400 72,200 29,000 649,300
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 8,245,300 7,539,200 7,230,900 9,529,900
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 4,240,300 3,834,200 3,638,700 4,788,100
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 386,000 231,700 83,000 1,718,800
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) 4,900 10,000 5,300 53,600
Total surface area (acres) 37,740,500 37,740,500 37,740,500 37,740,500

    Census of Agriculture

      2002 2007 2012
    Farms 49,311 47,846 42,257
    Land in farms (acres) 10,744,239 10,150,539 9,620,836
    Total land area (acres) 37,059,923 36,798,743 36,811,183
    Principal operators 49,311 47,846 42,257
    Total operators 67,229 69,060 61,859
    Principal operators 34 and younger 2,220 2,238 1,842
    Principal operators 65 and older 13,881 14,974 16,159
    Land owned by principal operators 65 and older (acres) 2,971,703 3,074,917 3,263,082
    Beginning farmers 14,903 14,235 9,983
    Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 4,911,752 7,112,866 9,255,125

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