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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 converted to developed land (acres) 21,400 18,200 5,900 86,900
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 510,600 487,300 452,300 554,500
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 331,400 316,300 297,300 358,900
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 13,800 9,800 5,300 46,200
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) NA NA NA 1,800
Total surface area (acres) 1,533,500 1,533,500 1,533,500 1,533,500

    Census of Agriculture

      2002 2007 2012
    Farms 2,391 2,546 2,451
    Land in farms (acres) 540,080 510,253 508,652
    Total land area (acres) 1,250,281 1,249,176 1,247,158
    Principal operators 2,391 2,546 2,451
    Total operators 3,685 3,928 3,855
    Principal operators 34 and younger 84 132 110
    Principal operators 65 and older 532 632 820
    Land owned by principal operators 65 and older (acres) 83,944 98,985 125,045
    Beginning farmers 503 663 444
    Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 618,853 1,083,035 1,274,014

    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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