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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) 6,100 5,200 NA 43,500
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 253,600 243,200 235,300 308,600
Prime agricultural land at the begining of the reporting period (acres) 46,100 45,100 43,500 59,000
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 35,100 39,100 16,900 283,700
Other rual land converted to developed land (acres) NA NA 0 5,200
Total surface area (acres) 5,941,000 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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