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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) 12,100 8,600 6,800 76,200
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 630,,600 599,100 573,800 828,700
Prime agricultural land at the begining of the reporting period (acres) 223,200 208,300 200,800 253,100
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 79,500 45,800 18,700 289,500
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) NA NA NA 7,100
Total surface area (acres) 20,966,200 20,966,200 20,966,200 20,966,200

Census of Agriculture

  2002 2007 2012
Farms 7,196 8,136 8,173
Land in farms (acres) 1,369,768 1,347,566 1,454,104
Total land area (acres) 19,751,393 19,745,809 19,739,717
Principal operators 7,196 8,136 8,173
Total operators 11,346 13,063 13,406
Principal operators 34 and younger 323 396 550
Principal operators 65 and older 1,498 2,121 2,367
Land owned by principal operators 65 and older (acres) 293,632 397,073 490,473
Beginning farmers 2,348 2,414 2,425
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 463,603 617,190 763,062

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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