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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) 62,400 47,300 26,800 363,200
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 47,313,500 47,193,300 47,024,400 47,673,200
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 22,288,100 22,280,500 22,195,600 22,407,700
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 11,700 10,800 3,900 41,000
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) 1,100 2,800 NA 9,900
Total surface area (acres) 52,660,800 52,660,800 52,660,800 52,660,800

Census of Agriculture

  2002 2007 2012
Farms 64,414 65,531 61,773
Land in farms (acres) 47,227,944 46,345,827 46,137,295
Total land area (acres) 52,361,520 52,320,102 52,325,337
Principal operators 64,414 65,531 61,773
Total operators 90,392 97,150 92,892
Principal operators 34 and younger 4,249 4,326 4,237
Principal operators 65 and older 19,586 21,062 20,497
Land owned by principal operators 65 and older (acres) 10,603,323 11,838,169 11,343,508
Beginning farmers 15,057 14,633 12,428
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 8,746,244 14,413,182 18,460,564

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