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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) 138,300 115,200 818,200
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 13,937,600 13,730,900 15,157,500
Prime agricultural land converted to developed land (acres) 101,000 83,000 585,100
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 9,964,500 9,837,700 10,498,800
Rural land converted to developed land (acres) 225,600 210,900 1,298,500
Rural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 21,962,500 21,732,700 22,842,900
Prime rural land converted to developed land (acres) 132,600 120,700 758,200
Prime rural land available at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 11,562,000 11,415,500 12,077,000
Total surface area (acres) 26,444,800 26,444,800 26,444,800

Census of Agriculture

  1997 2002 2007
Farms 78,737 77,797 75,861
Land in farms (acres) 14,738,028 14,583,435 13,956,563
Total land area (acres) N/A 26,206,957 26,149,825
Full-time operators 33,210 43,488 32,676
Part-time operators 45,527 34,309 43,185
Percentage of operators 55 and older N/A 46 52
Land managed by operators 55 and older (acres) N/A 6,698,408 7,432,845
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 4,744,521 4,263,549 7,070,212
Percentage from crop production 61 54 58
Percentage from livestock production 39 46 42

Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

State-Level Program Activity

2010 2011 2012 2013
Easements or Restrictions Acquired 207 220 274 287
Acres Protected 37,908 40,293 49,805 50,107
Program Funds Spent to Date $24,245,568 $25,892,104 $34,911,897 $36,048,202

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