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2012 National Resources Inventory

  1997-2002 2002-2007 2007-2012 1982-2012
Agricultural land converted to developed land (acres) 91,900 40,100 28,900 471,100
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 8,124,700 7,917,700 7,742,900 9,701,000
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 2,960,100 2,903,200 2,868,000 3,304,900
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 149,800 78,100 49,400 561,300
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) 4,400 3,200 1,100 23,200
Total surface area (acres) 31,409,100 31,409,100 31,409,100 31,409,100

Census of Agriculture

  2002 2007 2012
Farms 37,255 36,352 35,537
Land in farms (acres) 7,660,969 7,174,743 7,183,576
Total land area (acres) 30,216,824 30,162,489 30,161,174
Principal operators 37,255 36,352 35,537
Total operators 57,980 57,984 57,022
Principal operators 34 and under 1,856 1,879 2,149
Principal operators 65 and older 8,093 9,443 10,314
Land owned by principal operators 65 and older (acres) 1,522,129 1,722,995 1,821,837
Beginning farmers 9,086 8,999 8,016
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 3,117,834 4,418,634 5,415,125

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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