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Prime Farmland "Top Ten" States

 
Rank Average Annual Loss of Prime Farmland to Development, 1992-1997 Percent of 1997 Developed Land that was Prime Farmland in 1992

1

Texas

Delaware

2

Ohio

Ohio

3

Georgia

Mississippi

4

North Carolina

Indiana

5

Illinois

Tennessee

6

Pennsylvania

Louisiana

7

Indiana

Arkansas

8

Tennessee

Illinois

9

Michigan

Alabama

10

Alabama

Georgia

Source: 1997 National Resources Inventory, revised December 2000