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National Resources Inventory

Census of Agriculture

Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

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2010 National Resources Inventory

Tables showing changes in land cover/use are not available by state in the 2010 NRI.

2007 National Resources Inventory

  1997-2002 2002-2007 1982-2007
Agricultural land converted to developed land (acres) 7,400 5,900 40,800
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 939,000 878,700 1,088,400
Prime agricultural land converted to developed land (acres) 1,700 N/A 10,800
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 207,600 206,000 234,700
Rural land converted to developed land (acres) 28,200 21,700 134,500
Rural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 5,154,600 5,096,300 5,308,600
Prime rural land converted to developed land (acres) 2,600 N/A 13,900
Prime rural land available at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 322,000 319,300 338,400
Total surface area (acres) 6,153,600 6,153,600 6,153,600

Census of Agriculture

  2002 2007 2012
Farms 6,571 6,984 7,338
Land in farms (acres) 1,244,909 1,233,313 1,251,713
Total land area (acres) 5,919,718 5,898,698 5,898,679
Principal operators 6,571 6,984 7,338
Total operators 10,784 11,932 12,257
Principal operators 34 and younger 315 374 418
Principal operators 65 and older 1,394 1,829 2,076
Land owned by principal operators 65 and older (acres) 242,504 295,533 324,514
Beginning farmers 1,719 1,814 2,065
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 473,065 673,713 776,105

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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