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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) 8,300 5,100 1,900 47,900
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 301,800 285,200 269,900 355,700
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 137,600 130,500 121,200 159,600
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 46,700 28,100 11,900 196,200
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) NA NA NA 3,300
Total surface area (acres) 3,194,700 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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