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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 converted to developed land (acres) 2,200 1,900 NA 11,600
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 45,800 44,100 43,000 61,800
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 28,400 28,400 26,700 34,100
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 12,000 6,300 3,000 45,000
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) NA NA 0 NA
Total surface area (acres) 813,300 813,300 813,300 813,300

Census of Agriculture

  2002 2007 2012
Farms 858 1,219 1,243
Land in farms (acres) 61,223 67,819 69,589
Total land area (acres) 668,753 661,627 661,666
Principal operators 858 1,219 1,243
Total operators 1,296 1,912 2,055
Principal operators 34 and younger 36 57 67
Principal operators 65 and older 181 343 363
Land owned by principal operators 65 and older (acres) 14,567 18,040 17,267
Beginning farmers 215 301 383
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 55,546 65,908 59,652

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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