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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) 100,800 84,300 52,100 563,700
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 15,673,300 15.502,000 15,295,800 16,019,700
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 11,812,100 11,705,300 11,594,200 12,034,100
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 34,500 30,800 16,300 164,600
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) 7,600 9,500 2,300 32,400
Total surface area (acres) 23,158,400 23,158,400 23,158,400 23,158,400

Census of Agriculture

  2002 2007 2012
Farms 60,296 60,938 58,695
Land in farms (acres) 15,058,670 14,773,184 14,720,396
Total land area (acres) 22,954,817 22,924,685 22,928,756
Principal  operators 60,296 60,938 58,695
Total operators 86,493 91,590 89,818
Principal operators 34 and younger 4,538 4,532 4,764
Principal operators 65 and older 13,678 15,354 15,919
Land owned by principal operators 65 and older (acres) 2,400,02 2,763,122 2,813,846
Beginning farmers 14,560 14,210 11,296
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 4,785,158 8,271,291 11,210,818

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