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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) 144,300 99,900 35,900 601,700
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 36,615,400 36,406,200 36,235,300 37,174.900
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 1,657,500 1,613,100 1,587,800 1,747,800
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) NA 10,400 4,000 120,300
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) NA 2,900 1,300 20,100
Total surface area (acres) 66,624,500 66,624,500 66,624,500 66,624,500

Census of Agriculture

  2002 2007 2012
Farms 31,369 37,054 36,180
Land in farms (acres) 31,093,336 31,604,911 31,886,676
Total land area (acres) 66,379,218 66,327,849 66,331,210
Principal operators 31,369 37,054 36,180
Total operators 50,187 60,684 59,269
Principal operators 34 and younger 1,679 1,806 1,909
Principal operators 65 and older 7,377 10,924 12,326
Land owned by principal operators 65 and older (acres) 7,461,747 9,434,359 9,700,984
Beginning farmers 10,699 10,838 8,644
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 4,525,196 6,061,134 7,780,874

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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