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National Resources Inventory

Census of Agriculture

Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

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2010 National Resources Inventory

Tables showing changes in land cover/use are not available by state in the 2010 NRI.


2007 National Resources Inventory

  1997-2002 2002-2007 1982-2007
Agricultural land converted to developed land (acres) 10,200 5,200 45,300
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 306,400 286,800 352,700
Prime agricultural land converted to developed land (acres) 5,600 N/A 24,600
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 144,000 134,400 166,300
Rural land converted to developed land (acres) 57,800 36,800 234,200
Rural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 2,093,200 2,035,800 2,235,000
Prime rural land converted to developed land (acres) 10,400 6,000 44,200
Prime rural land available at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 300,600 290,100 328,300
Total surface area (acres) 3,194,700 3,194,700 3,194,700

Census of Agriculture

  2002 2007 2012
Farms 4,191 4,916 5,977
Land in farms (acres) 357,154 405,616 436,539
Total land area (acres) 3,100,675 3,100,721 3,099,212
Principal operators 4,191 4,916 5,977
Total operators 6,626 7,913 9,880
Principal operators 34 and younger 143 165 281
Principal operators 65 and older 1,068 1,459 1,892
Land owned by principal operators 65 and older (acres) 88,472 102,905 112,504
Beginning farmer 1,142 1,306 1,506
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 470,637 551,553 550,620

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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