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National Resources Inventory

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2012 National Resources Inventory

  1997-2002 2002-2007 2007-2012 1982-2012
Agricultural land converted to developed land (acres) 142,500 78,900 27,100 726,500
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 11,070,400 10,746,800 10,475,100 12,428,200
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 5,937,000 5,809,500 5,709,900 6,308,500
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 156,400 86,300 30,300 635,500
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) 14,700 8,400 1,400 49,400
Total surface area (acres) 37,349,200 37,349,200 37,349,200 37,349,200

Census of Agriculture

  2002 2007 2012
Farms 53,315 56,014 52,194
Land in farms (acres) 10,142,958 10,031,807 9,948,564
Total land area (acres) 36,354,446 36,176,779 36,187,416
Principal operators 53,315 56,014 52,194
Total operators 79,883 85,339 80,304
Principal operators 34 and younger 2,967 2,931 2,980
Principal operators 65 and older 11,952 15,221 16,041
Land owned by principal operators 65 and older (acres)2 1,853,456 2,298,098 2,432,030
Beginning farmers 13,468 12,971 10,180
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 3,772,435 5,753,219 8,678,050

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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