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National Resources Inventory

Census of Agriculture

Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

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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) 930,100 879,900 858,300 1,083,600
Prime agricultural land at the begining of the reporting period (acres) 196,500 193,800 186,300 216,00
Rural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 5,143,900 5,075,300 5,043,600 5,306,700
Prime rural land available at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 273,100 270,900 269,300 281,800
Total surface area (acres) 6,153,600 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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