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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 devleoped land (acres) 19,100 13,400 44,500 134,700
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 39,536,700 39,483,600 39,418,400 39,762,200
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 11,296,700 11,289,800 11,262,300 11,373,200
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) NA NA NA 4,700
Othe rrural land converted to developed land (acres) NA NA NA 2,800
Total surface area (acres) 45,250,700 45,250,700 45,250,700 45,250,700

Census of Agriculture

  2002 2007 2012
Farms 30,619 31,970 30,961
Land in farms (acres) 39,294,879 39,674,586 39,262,613
Total land area (acres) 44,144,595 44,161,773 44,159,912
Principal operators 30,619 31,970 30,961
Total operators 41,629 45,114 45,015
Principal operators 34 and younger 2,376 2,415 2,762
Principal operators 65 and older 7,845 9,237 9,398
Land owned by principal operators 65 and older (acres)8,380,174 7,153,854 8,380,174 8,085,731
Beginning farmers 5,781 5,709 5,288
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 3,233,366 6,084,218 10,950,680

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