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National Resources Inventory

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2012 National Resources Inventory

  1997-2002 2002-2007 2007-2012 1982-2012
Agricultural land converted to developed land (acres) 144,200 53,300 39,900 501,900
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 43,486,100 43,346,300 43,271,900 44,929,200
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 160,400 155,000 141,500 227,400
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) NA 10,100 3,300 100,800
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) NA 1,500 NA 24,500
Total surface area (acres) 77,823,300 77,823,300 77,823,300 77,823,300

 


Census of Agriculture

  2002 2007 2012
Farms 15,170 20,930 24,721
Land in farms (acres) 44,810,083 43,238,049 43,201,023
Total land area (acres) 77,667,533 77,629,852 77,630,902
Principal operators 15,170 20,930 24,721
Total operators 22,786 32,109 37,981
Principal operators 34 and younger 701 818 1,200
Principal operators 65 and older 4,412 7,744 9,893
Land owned by principal operators 65 and older (acres) 8,164,294 12,751,467 11,777,229
Beginning farmers 4,681 5,096 5,392
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 1,700,030 2,175,080 2,550,147

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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