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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) 711,600 658,700 2,869,600
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 144,190,800 143,330,100 147,861,800
Prime agricultural land converted to developed land (acres) 268,100 263,200 1,093,700
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 34,192,100 33,840,700 35,303,400
Rural land converted to developed land (acres) 954,300 822,600 3,502,500
Rural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 157,330,100 156,350,400 159,518,200
Prime rural land converted to developed land (acres) 327,600 317,600 1,251,000
Prime rural land available at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 36,914,900 36,533,100 37,644,700
Total surface area (acres) 171,051,900 171,051,900 171,051,900

Census of Agriculture

  1997 2002 2007
Farms 228,173 228,926 247,437
Land in farms (acres) 133,956,359 129,877,666 130,398,753
Total land area (acres) N/A 167,550,149 167,145,209
Full-time operators 92,264 122,719 98,692
Part-time operators 135,909 106,207 148,745
Percentage of operators 55 and older N/A 55 62
Land managed by operators 55 and older (acres) N/A 76,589,727 86,482,373
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 14,016,017 14,134,744 21,001,074
Percentage from crop production 32 26 31
Percentage from livestock production 68 74 69

Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

State-Level Program Activity

2010 2011 2012 2013
Easements or Restrictions Acquired 0 0 2 2
Acres Protected 0 0 1,700 2,300
Program Funds Spent to Date $0 $0 $2,200,000 $2,200,000

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