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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) 115,300 64,300 25,700 472,400
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 7,066,300 6,516,700 6,112,000 8,334,000
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 3,639,600 3,338,900 3,097,600 4,191,200
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 231,700 138,700 57,600 781,900
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) 7,000 12,000 2,900 30,900
Total surface area (acres) 33,423,800 33,423,800 33,423,800 33,423,800

Census of Agriculture

  2002 2007 2012
Farms 45,126 48,753 43,223
Land in farms (acres) 8,904,387 9,033,537 8,902,654
Total land area (acres) 32,476,161 32,412,281 32,413,454
Principal operators 45,126 48,753 43,223
Total operators 62,572 70,959 64,054
Principal operators 34 and younger 2,179 2,499 2,045
Principal operators 65 and older 12,970 15,279 15,827
Land owned by principal operators 65 and older 2,606,920 2,937,876 3,203,652
Beginning farmers 12,834 13,746 9,825
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 3,264,949 4,415,550 5,571,17

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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