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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) 81,900 61,100 301,300
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 13,365,400 13,287,600 13,440,000
Prime agricultural land converted to developed land (acres) 19,500 12,600 66,800
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 799,000 766,200 793,900
Rural land converted to developed land (acres) 85,200 62,500 321,400
Rural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 17,659,100 17,576,900 17,629,800
Prime rural land converted to developed land (acres) 20,400 12,700 67,800
Prime rural land available at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 803,700 770,000 798,800
Total surface area (acres) 54,338,900 54,338,900 54,338,900

Census of Agriculture

  2002 2007 2012
Farms 15,282 16,700 18,027
Land in farms (acres) 11,731,228 11,094,700 10,974,396
Total land area (acres) 52,571,936 52,553,947 52,604,070
Principal operators 15,282 16,700 18,027
Total operators 23,788 26,424 28,844
Principal operators 34 and younger 924 1,018 1,158
Principal operators 65 and older 4,029 5,255 6,158
Land owned by principal operators 65 and older (acres)      
Beginning farmers 4,740 4,306 4,324
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 1,115,898 1,415,678 1,816,147

Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

State-Level Program Activity

2010 2011 2012 2013
Easements or Restrictions Acquired 59 60 62 63
Acres Protected 78,907 78,975 79,059 79,082
Program Funds Spent to Date $12,933,172 $12,933,172 $12,933,172 12,933,172

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