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2012 National Resources Inventory

  1997-2002 2002-2007 2007-2012 1982-2012
Agricutlural land converted to developed land (acres) 73,700 39,200 16,900 363,300
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 14,619,500 14,459,200 14,353,300 14,958,200
Prime agricultural land at the begining of the reporting period (acres) 1,538,700 1,491,700 1,461,100 1,608,400
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 118,400 92,400 40.300 561,100
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) 6,400 6,500 1,100 33,500
Total surface area (acres) 44,035,300 44,035,300 44,035,300 44,035,300

Census of Agriculture

  2002 2007 2012
Farms 35,939 39,284 37,249
Land in farms (acres) 15,318,008 14,972,789 14,748,107
Total land area (acres) 42,588,197 42,540,079 42,531,819
Principal operators 35,939 39,284 37,249
Total operators 56,386 63,645 60,912
Principal operators 34 and younger 1,272 1,680 1,707
Principal operators 65 and older 8,382 10,554 12,389
Land owned by principal operators 65 and older (acres) 2,159,455 2,909,956 5,612,002
Beginning farmers 10,388 12,053 10,100
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 5,330,740 6,792,856 9,120,749

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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