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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) 77,000 41,400 356,000
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 14,812,300 14,699,300 15,136,500
Prime agricultural land converted to developed land (acres) 28,100 15,800 124,700
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 1,745,000 1,694,500 1,856,200
Rural land converted to developed land (acres) 222,500 122,200 907,100
Rural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 28,424,900 28,212,400 29,005,800
Prime rural land converted to developed land (acres) 37,300 22,100 157,900
Prime rural land available at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 2,302,700 2,260,400 2,404,200
Total surface area (acres) 44,035,300 44,035,300 44,035,300

Census of Agriculture

  1997 2002 2007
Farms 40,113 35,939 39,284
Land in farms (acres) 15,778,606 15,318,008 14,972,789
Total land area (acres) N/A 42,588,197 42,540,079
Full-time operators 18,649 21,013 18,021
Part-time operators 21,464 14,926 21,263
Percentage of operators 55 and older N/A 50 57
Land managed by operators 55 and older (acres) N/A 8,690,036 9,635,990
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 4,947,886 5,330,740 6,792,856
Percentage from crop production 69 67 70
Percentage from livestock production 31 33 30

Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

State-Level Program Activity

2010 2011 2012 2013
Easements or Restrictions Acquired 20 20 25 25
Acres Protected 1,407 1,407 3,048 3,048
Program Funds Spent to Date$ $5,939,350 $6,065,585 $8,249,647 $8,249,647

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