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2012 National Resources Inventory

  1997-2002 2002-2007 2007-2012 1982-2012
Agricultural land converted to developed land (acres) 29,900 18,400 8,300 174,100
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 2,371,200 2,282,000 2,200,300 2,964,300
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 371,000 362,00 350,900 414,100
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 89,000 35,700 27,000 356,100
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) 2,300 1,500 NA 11,700
Total surface area (acres) 15,508,200 15,508,200 15,508,200 15,508,200

Census of Agriculture

  2002 2007 2012
Farms 20,812 23,618 21,489
Land in farms (acres) 3,584,668 3,697,606 3,606,674
Total land area (acres) 15,409,745 15,383,174 15,386,410
Principal operators 20,812 23,618 21,489
Total operators 29,573 34,720 32,178
Principal operators 34 and younger 890 1,001 894
Principal operators 65 and older 5,787 7,605 8,064
Land owned by principal operators 65 and older (acres) 977,558 1,130,637 1,259,617
Beginning farmers 5,625 5,906 4,525
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 482,814 591,665 806,775

Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

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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