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2012 National Resources Inventory

  1997-2002 2002-2007 2007-2012 1982-2012
Agricultural land converted to developed land (acres) 40,700 17,900 7,000 277,100
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 719,700 656,400 637,200 1,023,100
Prime agricultural land at the begining of the reporting period (acres) 373,700 332,000 320,300 493,400
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 76,200 33,100 17,200 368,800
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) 3,600 2,600 NA 30,300
Total surface area (acres) 55,215,600 55,215,600 55,215,600 55,215,600

 


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) 160,220 142,001 165,625
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

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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