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National Resources Inventory

Census of Agriculture

Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

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2012 National Resources Inventory

  1997-2002 2002-2007 2007-2012 1982-2012
Agricultural land converted to developed land (acres) 98,900 76,600 42,000 508,900
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 14,322,900 13,989,700 13,764,300 15,019,900
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 6,745,800 6,605,600 6,504,000 6,961,800
Forest land converted to devleoped land (acres) 48,500 59,400 23,900 262,800
Other rural land coverted to developed land (acres) 3,200 5,300 3,900 23,500
Total surface area (acres) 35,920,000 35,920,000 35,920,000 35,920,000

Census of Agriculture

  2002 2007 2012
Farms 77,131 78,463 69,754
Land in farms (acres) 15,741,552 15,190,804 14,568,926
Total land area (acres) 34,758,467 34,655,459 34,661,189
Principal operators 77,131 78,463 69,754
Total operators 118,065 123,217 111,080
Principal operators 34 and younger 5,005 4,766 4,085
Principal operators 65 and older 15,835 18,175 18,202
Land owned by principal operators 65 and older (acres) 2,815,212 3,102,658 3,201,018
Beginning farmers 20,059 18,223 13,195
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 5,623,275 8,967,358 11,744,476

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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