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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

  1997 2002 2007
Farms 3,928 3,363 4,166
Land in farms (acres) 463,383 444,879 471,911
Total land area (acres) N/A 5,739,582 5,729,316
Full-time operators 1,580 1,636 1,930
Part-time operators 2,348 1,727 2,236
Percentage of operators 55 and older N/A 45 54
Land managed by operators 55 and older (acres) N/A 216,262 273,989
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 155,698 144,835 199,051
Percentage from crop production 50 57 53
Percentage from livestock production 50 43 47

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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