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National Resources Inventory

Census of Agriculture

Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

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2012 National Resources Inventory

  1997-2002 2002-2007 2007-2012 1982-2012
Agricultural land converted to developed land (acres) 125,300 55,700 30,400 608,700
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 11,210,100 10,856,100 10,779,600 11,872,200
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 4,771,900 4,621,100 4,579,200 5,020,900
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 104,500 57,500 34,000 363,400
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) 6,500 4,700 2,400 28,400
Total surface area (acres) 25,863,400 25,863,400 25,863,400 25,863,400

Census of Agriculture

  2002 2007 2012
Farms 86,541 85,260 77,064
Land in farms (acres) 13,843,706 13,993,121 13,049,347
Total land area (acres) 25,426,029 25,275,577 25,271,542
Principal operators 86,541 85,260 77,064
Total operators 123,214 123,971 114,210
Principal operators 34 and younger 5,082 4,841 4,479
Principal operators 65 and older 22,423 24,339 24,479
Land owned by principal operators 65 and older (acres) 3,385,679 3,849,567 3,895,281
Beginning farmers 24,298 14,633 17,257
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 3,080,080 4,824,561 5,067,334

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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