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National Resources Inventory

Census of Agriculture

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2012 National Resources Inventory

  1997-2002 2002-2007 2007-2012 1982-2012
Agricultural land converted to developed land (acres) 101,300 89,500 40,000 778,700
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 9,798,300 9,526,300 9,292,800 10,751,500
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 4,260,700 4,182,600 4,090,300 4,570,800
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 92,800 107,100 54,500 664,900
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) 7,600 7,400 7,100 43,800
Total surface area (acres) 26,973,600 26,973,600 26,973,600 26,973,600

 


Census of Agriculture

  2002 2007 2012  
Farms 87,595 79,280 68,050  
Land in farms (acres) 11,681,533 10,969,798 10,867,812  
Total land area (acres) 26,378,957 26,383,003 26,391,606  
Principal operators 87,595 79,280 68,050  
Total operators 123,277 117,044 101,603  
Principal operators 34 and younger 4,673 3,447 2,823  
Principal operators 65 and older 24,333 25,195 24,561  
Land owned by principal operators 65 and older (acres) 2,954,445 3,035,295 3,229,333  
Beginning farmers 24,894 21,478 14,972  
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 2,119,814 2,617,394 3,611,037  

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