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National Resources Inventory

Census of Agriculture

Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

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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

  1997 2002 2007
Farms 4,905 4,191 4,916
Land in farms (acres) 406,222 357,154 405,616
Total land area (acres) N/A 3,100,675 3,100,721
Full-time operators 2,228 2,077 2,273
Part-time operators 2,677 2,114 2,643
Percentage of operators 55 and older N/A 49 57
Land managed by operators 55 and older (acres) N/A 196,410 240,220
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 434,970 470,637 551,553
Percentage from crop production 63 70 73
Percentage from livestock production 37 30 27

Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

State-Level Program Activity

2010 2011 2012 2013
Easements or Restrictions Acquired 268 283 290 296
Acres Protected 35,518 37,262 38,025 38,546
Program Fund Spent to Date $115,704,500 $105,514,000 $126,000,000 $133,300,000

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