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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) 95,800 68,600 41,200 512,100
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 26,086,500 25,808,600 25,636,000 27,463,900
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 12,356,200 12,265,700 12,202,400 12,598,200
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 67,100 62,200 29,500 323,500
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) 4,700 6,600 4,500 23,500
Total surface area (acres) 44,613,900 44,613,900 44,613,900 44,613,900

Census of Agriculture

  2002 2007 2012
Farms 106,797 107,825 99,171
Land in farms (acres) 29,946,035 29,026,573 28,266,137
Total land area (acres) 44,086,989 43,974,665 43,994,490
Principal operators 106,797 107,825 99,171
Total operators 157,863 163,553 152,817
Principal operators 34 and younger 6,955 6,326 6,230
Principal operators 65 and older 30,860 33,187 33,654
Land owned by principal operators 65 and older (acres) 7,982,302 8,302,526 8,742,708
Beginning farmers 28,875 28,958 21,545
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 4,983,255 7,512,926 9,164,886

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