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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) 447,300 227,600 103,100 1,123,600
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 34,537,300 34,208,600 34,005,600 34,506,200
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 840,500 638,400 556,000 1,014,500
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) NA 2,900 3,900 32,500
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) 10,300 NA NA 12,300
Total surface area (acres) 72,964,400 72,964,400 72,964,400 72,964,400

    Census of Agriculture

      2002 2007 2012
    Farms 7,294 15,637 20,005
    Land in farms (acres) 26,586,577 26,117,899 26,249,195
    Total land area (acres) 72,726,122 72,696,492 72,700,056
    Principal operators 7.294 15,637 20,005
    Total operators 12,259 26,183 33,613
    Principal operators 34 and younger 398 759 561
    Principal operators 65 and older 1,702 5,494 8,058
    Land owned by principal operators 65 and older (acres) 3,292,167 1,440,629 2,666,260
    Beginning farmers 2,847 4,229 3,844
    Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 2,395,447 3,234,552 3,732,113

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