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National Resources Inventory

Census of Agriculture

Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

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National Resources Inventory

  1997-2002 2002-2007 1982-2007
Agricultural land converted to developed land (acres) 5,200 N/A 38,500
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 239,800 223,300 290,800
Prime agricultural land converted to developed land (acres) N/A N/A 6,400
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 46,600 45,200 59,500
Rural land converted to developed land (acres) 45,000 51,000 312,800
Rural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 4,338,400 4,295,300 4,585,000
Prime rural land converted to developed land (acres) 4,200 5,500 20,800
Prime rural land available at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 146,900 142,700 157,700
Total surface area (acres) 5,941,000 5,941,000 5,941,000

Census of Agriculture

  2002 2007 2012
Farms 3,363 4,166 4,391
Land in farms (acres) 444,879 471,911 474,065
Total land area (acres) 5,739,582 5,729,316 5,729,870
Principal operators 3,363 4,166 4,391
Total operators 5,540 7,022 7,300
Principal operators 34 and younger 134 166 201
Principal operators 65 and older 718 1,039 1,338
Land owned by principal operators 65 and older (acres)      
Beginning farmers 997 1,228 1,151
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 144,835 199,051 190,907

Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

State-Level Program Activity

2010 2011 2012 2013
Easements or Restrictions Acquired 98 93 104 104
Acres Protected 13,369 13,279 13,590 13,590
Program Fund Spent to Date $15,127,738 $14,839,058 $16,233,738 $16,223,738

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