Rhode Island Statistics

On This Page   

National Resources Inventory

Census of Agriculture

Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

Other Data Sources


National Resources Inventory

  1997-2002 2002-2007 1982-2007
Agricultural land converted to developed land (acres) 3,900 3,200 13,900
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 45,900 44,500 61,800
Prime agricultural land converted to developed land (acres) 2,900 2,900 11,100
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 30,000 29,800 37,500
Rural land converted to developed land (acres) 16,800 10,800 58,300
Rural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 453,400 436,800 484,400
Prime rural land converted to developed land (acres) 4,700 3,700 15,400
Prime rural land available at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 62,500 57,800 69,700
Total surface area (acres) 813,300 813,300 813,300

Census of Agriculture

  1997 2002 2007
Farms 994 858 1,219
Land in farms (acres) 65,083 61,223 67,819
Total land area (acres) N/A 668,753 661,627
Full-time operators 467 442 621
Part-time operators 527 416 598
Percentage of operators 55 and older N/A 47 54
Land managed by operators 55 and older (acres) N/A 31,024 43,063
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 51,133 55,546 65,908
Percentage from crop production 81 85 84
Percentage from livestock production 19 15 16

Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

State-Level Program Activity

2010 2011 2012 2013
Easements or Restrictions Acquired 85 86 91 96
Acres Protected 6,387 6,513 6,645 6,830
Program Funds Spent to Date $28,296,863 $29,403,362 $30,325,862 $30,221,000

Other Data Sources