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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) 71,700 61,000 31,200 318,000
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 13,099,100 12,298,700 12,680,000 13,639,300
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 8,475,300 8,365,700 8,226.600 8,666,200
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 74,000 65,300 38,500 323,000
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) 4,900 7,500 3,000 18,400
Total surface area (acres) 34,036,900 34,036,900 34,036,900 34,036,900

    Census of Agriculture

      2002 2007 2012
    Farms 47,483 49,346 45,071
    Land in farms (acres) 14,502,793 13,872,862 13,810,786
    Total land area (acres) 33,323,626 33,287,812 33,303,026
    Principal operators 47,483 49,346 45,071
    Total operators 69,504 75,308 69,704
    Principal operators 34 and younger 2,983 2,958 2,593
    Principal operators 65 and younger 11,723 14,227 15,300
    Land owned by principal operators 65 and older (acres) 2,573,199 2,983,353 3,205,926
    Beginning farmer 14,427 15,204 10,668
    Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 4,950,397 7,508,806 9,775,758

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