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National Resources Inventory

Census of Agriculture

Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

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2012 National Resources Inventory

  1997-2002 2002-2007 2007-2012 1982-2012
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 14,002,300 13,806,200 13,607,100 15,189,700
Prime agricultural land at the begining of the reporting period (acres) 9,894,600 9,758,500 9,626,900 10,393,500
Rural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 22,016,100 21,782,900 21,579,300 22,891,800
Prime rural land available at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 11,468,300 11,333,200 11,208,900 11,960,300
Total surface area (acres) 26,444,800 26,444,800 26,444,800 26,444,800

Census of Agriculture

  2002 2007 2012
Farms 77,797 75,861 75,462
Land in farms (acres) 14,583,435 13,956,563 13,960,604
Total land area (acres) 26,206,957 26,149,825 26,151,380
Principal operators 77,797 75,861 75,462
Total operators 113,698 114,172 115,743
Principal operators 34 and younger 5,370 4,729 5,251
Principal operators 65 and older 17,650 19,990 21,637
Land owned by principal operators 65 and older (acres) 2,697,120 2,965,763 3,154,509
Beginning farmers 20,217 17,666 15,098
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 4,263,549 7,070,212 10,064,085

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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