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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

  1997 2002 2007
Farms 10,045 9,924 10,327
Land in farms (acres) 856,909 805,682 733,450
Total land area (acres) N/A 4,747,096 4,707,863
Full-time operators 4,204 5,193 4,626
Part-time operators 5,841 4,731 5,701
Percentage of operators 55 and older N/A 48 56
Land managed by operators 55 and older (acres) N/A 392,808 421,893
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 707,161 749,872 986,885
Percentage from crop production 85 88 86
Percentage from livestock production 15 12 14

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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