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National Resources Inventory

Census of Agriculture

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2012 National Resources Inventory

  1997-2002 2002-2007 2007-2012 1982-2012
Agricultural land converted to developed land (acres) 29,100 31,500 11,400 162,000
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 45,695,400 45,655,700 45,643,200 45,906,700
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 11,727,900 11,719,800 11,727,700 11,740,700
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 1,500 1,800 NA 7,300
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) NA 1,600 3,500 6,300
Total surface area (acres) 49,509,600 49,509,600 49,509,600 49,509,600

Census of Agriculture

  2002 2007 2012
Farms 49,355 47,712 49,969
Land in farms (acres) 45,903,116 45,480,358 45,331,783
Total land area (acres) 49,198,344 49,168,368 49,167,124
Principal operators 49,355 47,712 49,969
Total operators 70,668 71,924 75,855
Principal operators 34 and younger 3,773 3,353 4,747
Principal operators 65 and older 12,125 13,062 13,177
Land owned by principal operators 65 and older (acres) 9,876,948 11,373,559 10,737,386
Beginning farmers 9,830 9,085 9,976
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 9,703,657 15,506,035 23,068,756

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