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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) 41,200 54,300 21,200 294,400
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 14,249,900 14,128,600 14,020,100 14,651,600
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 3,237,200 3,148,000 3,092,200 3,391,000
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 10,400 14,500 6,400 68,800
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) 2,500 2,600 2,900 12,500
Total surface area (acres) 53,487,500 53,487,500 53,487,500 53,487,500

    Census of Agriculture

      2002 2007 2012
    Farms 25,017 25,349 24,816
    Land in farms (acres) 11,767,294 11,497,383 11,760,109
    Total land area (acres) 52,958,212 52,894,974 52,891,860
    Principal operators 25,017 25,349 24,816
    Total operators 38,862 40,427 40,590
    Principal operators 34 and younger 1,423 1,438 1,547
    Principal operators 65 and older 5,475 6,848 7,446
    Land owned by principal operators 65 and older (acres) 2,939,557 2,802,813 3,204,186
    Beginning farmer 8,084 7,309 6,103
    Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 3,908,262 5,688,765 7,801,446

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