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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) 45,700 18,400 279,200
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 732,000 660,600 1,043,400
Prime agricultural land converted to developed land (acres) 26,500 12,600 153,000
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 387,700 350,800 525,500
Rural land converted to developed land (acres) 130,900 68,400 676,000
Rural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 2,890,800 2,759,500 3,387,000
Prime rural land converted to developed land (acres) 45,300 22,300 233,800
Prime rural land available at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 638,900 591,400 812,900
Total surface area (acres) 5,215,600 5,215,600 5,215,600

Census of Agriculture

  2002 2007 2012
Farms 9,924 10,327 9,071
Land in farms (acres) 805,682 733,450 715,057
Total land area (acres) 4,747,096 4,707,863 4,707,009
Principal operators 9,924 10,327 9,071
Total operators 5,540 7,022 14,574
Principal operators 34 and younger 338 289 208
Principal operators 65 and older 2,356 2,847 3,064
Land owned by principal operators 65 and older (acres)      
Beginning farmers 2,649 2,653 1,755
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 749,872 986,885 1,006,936

Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

State-Level Program Activity

2010 2011 2012 2013
Easements or Restrictions Acquired 1,899 1,979 2,068 2,143
Acres Protected 182,953 189,366 195,470 201,146
Program Funds Spent to Date $826,404,430 $876,656,235 $922,124,957 $957,119,571

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