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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) 43,8000 49,400 13,000 262,500
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 15,074,000 14,927,200 14,829,000 15,560,100
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 3,000,700 2,915,600 2,893,600 3,115,800
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 25,100 35,100 8,100 188,800
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) NA 3,100 NA 12,500
Total surface area (acres) 62,161,000 62,161,000 62,161,000 62,161,000

Census of Agriculture

  2002 2007 2012
Farms 40,033 38,553 35,439
Land in farms (acres) 17,080,422 16,399,647 16,301,578
Total land area (acres) 61,437,944 61,431,595 6,432,807
Principal operators 40,033 38,553 35,439
Total operators 65,555 64,503 59,237
Principal operators 34 and younger 1,846 1,604 1,419
Principal operators 65 and older 9,001 11,054 12,577
Land owned by principal operators 65 and older (acres) 3,896,726 4,398,247 4,680,446
Beginning farmers 12,866 11,107 8,339
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 3,195,497 4,386,143 4,883,674

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