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2012 National Resources Inventory

  1997-2002 2002-2007 2007-2012 1982-2012
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 140,865,300 139,990,300 138,912,300 144,730,000
Prime agricultural land at the begining of the reporting period (acres) 33,004,800 32,603,900 32,159,400 34,030,300
Rural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 157,038,200 156,121,400 155,301,000 159,261,000
Prime rural land available at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 35,903,000 35,499,900 35,148,800 36,566,700
Total surface area (acres) 171,051,900 171,051,900 171,051,900 171,051,900

 


Census of Agriculture

  2002 2007 2012
Farms 228,926 247,437 248,809
Land in farms (acres) 129,877,666 130,398,753 130,153,438
Total land area (acres) 167,550,149 167,145,209 167,189,947
Principal operators 228,926 247,437 248,809
Total operators 335,326 372,563 375,888
Principal operators 34 and younger 12,247 10,160 10,091
Principal operators 65 and older 71,015 86,323 95,843
Land owned by principal operators 65 and older (acres)38,074, 33,262,206 38,074,920 39,706,343
Beginning farmers 80,007 78,480 65,547
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 14,134,744 21,001,074 25,375,581

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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