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Farmland by the Numbers

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  • 1. between 1982 and 2007 Every state lost agricultural land. Acres of agricultural land converted to developed land  million to less than . million note : , to less than  million Estimates for Alaska and Hawaii , to less than , are not currently available. , to less than , , to less than , states that developed the largest percentage of their agricultural land: 26.8% 22.5% 18.1% 14.3% 13.2% NEw JERsEy RHOdE IslaNd massaCHusETTs dElawaRE NEw HampsHIRE14 Americ An FAr m l A n d Fall/winter 2010
  • 2. of agricultural land were converted to developed land. {That’s an area the size of Indiana.}  million states with the biggest losses 49% . million in acres  millionCalifornia and Florida,two of the three states that lost the most agriculturalland, account for nearly half of the acreage devoted .million to growing fruit and vegetables nationwide. bRIgHT spOTs  millionThese states protected the most agricultural landin comparison to the acreage they converted todevelopment. aCREs pROTECTEd FOR NORTH CaROlINa EVERy aCRE dEVElOpEd Vermont 3.04 , CalIFORNIa maryland 1.42 aRIzONa delaware 1.06 FlORIda Connecticut 0.71 TExas massachusetts 0.70  Fall/winter 2010 A m e r i c An FA rml And 15