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National Resources Inventory

Census of Agriculture

Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

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2010 National Resources Inventory

Tables showing changes in land cover/use are not available by state in the 2010 NRI.

2007 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) 105,092 126,883 148,587
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

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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