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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

  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)      
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

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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