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National Resources Inventory

Census of Agriculture

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2012 National Resources Inventory

  1997-2002 2002-2007 2007-2012 1982-2012
Agricultural land converted to developed land (acres) 68,100 38,600 24,500 344,900
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 9,858,900 9,094,900 8,758,700 11,394,600
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 5,994,800 5,587,500 5,415,800 6,674,100
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 100,200 82,400 56,400 390,700
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) 2,900 4,300 5,200 15,200
Total surface area (acres) 30,527,300 30,527,300 30,527,300 30,527,300

Census of Agriculture

  2002 2007 2012
Farms 42,186 41,959 38,076
Land in farms (acres) 11,097,543 11,456,241 10,931,080
Total land area (acres) 30,020,449 30,012,193 30,031,272
Principal operators 42,186 41,959 38,076
Total operators 57,778 60,669 55,568
Principal operators 34 and younger 1,893 1,907 1,601
Principal operators 65 and older 13,166 14,199 15,071
Land owned by princial operators 65 and older (acres) 2,912,852 3,482,629 3,622,899
Beginning farmers 13,051 11,829 8,349
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 3,116,295 4,876,781 6,441,025

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