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Summary Report, 1997 NRI, Revised December 2000 - Table 9

Table 9 - Prime farmland, by land cover/use, by state and year
(data per 1,000 acres)
State Year Cropland CRP land Pastureland Rangeland Forest land Other rural land Total rural land
Alabama 1982 2,902.1 0.0 1,457.3 3.1 3,010.0 158.4 7,530.9
1987 2,575.8 109.7 1,490.5 4.3 3,102.8 178.4 7,461.5
1992 2,080.9 306.9 1,594.8 4.3 3,174.0 236.7 7,397.6
1997 1,948.7 305.2 1,505.9 3.1 3,278.6 213.4 7,254.9
Arizona 1982 1,063.4 0.0 44.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 1,107.9
1987 991.2 0.0 41.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1,032.8
1992 925.3 0.0 42.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 967.7
1997 901.0 0.0 34.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 935.5
Arkansas 1982 6,636.7 0.0 2,203.2 6.1 4,240.4 136.9 13,223.3
1987 6,537.7 68.0 2,208.7 6.1 4,234.1 138.9 13,193.5
1992 6,385.6 143.3 2,200.3 6.1 4,251.4 146.8 13,133.5
1997 6,320.4 151.3 2,134.1 6.1 4,255.2 171.0 13,038.1
California 1982 5,536.8 0.0 288.4 88.6 11.5 25.5 5,950.8
1987 5,507.5 0.0 295.2 87.0 15.7 28.0 5,933.4
1992 5,268.8 0.0 234.8 96.6 15.6 42.5 5,658.3
1997 5,095.8 0.0 232.8 112.9 11.0 66.0 5,518.5
Colorado 1982 1,652.1 0.0 76.0 6.7 0.0 1.7 1,736.5
1987 1,602.2 3.4 97.8 0.9 0.0 1.3 1,705.6
1992 1,566.9 4.4 117.2 3.2 0.0 3.7 1,695.4
1997 1,572.9 2.0 94.6 5.0 0.0 3.8 1,678.3
Connecticut 1982 141.9 0.0 33.2 0.0 134.9 23.6 333.6
1987 136.3 0.0 33.0 0.0 130.3 23.4 323.0
1992 130.9 0.0 35.6 0.0 128.1 21.9 316.5
1997 114.8 0.0 34.8 0.0 135.7 21.6 306.9
Delaware 1982 332.3 0.0 19.6 0.0 75.3 11.5 438.7
1987 326.7 0.0 16.3 0.0 75.0 11.6 429.6
1992 317.6 0.0 15.7 0.0 75.1 13.0 421.4
1997 302.8 0.0 15.5 0.0 73.6 14.9 406.8
Florida 1982 414.9 0.0 141.7 0.0 531.4 17.5 1,105.5
1987 340.5 37.8 147.0 0.0 546.5 15.3 1,087.1
1992 306.6 48.5 144.1 0.0 541.6 15.7 1,056.5
1997 262.7 49.8 142.4 1.6 567.5 18.2 1,042.2
Georgia 1982 3,903.6 0.0 988.6 0.0 2,890.5 154.1 7,936.8
1987 3,563.5 173.1 1,002.8 0.0 2,965.9 137.1 7,842.4
1992 3,114.7 374.6 1,056.7 0.0 3,012.5 132.1 7,690.6
1997 2,865.6 361.1 991.5 0.0 3,149.2 131.5 7,498.9
Hawaii 1982 185.9 0.0 19.5 38.1 25.1 1.1 269.7
1987 180.6 0.0 15.0 37.4 23.4 1.5 257.9
1992 169.6 0.0 15.6 36.6 24.3 2.7 248.8
1997 150.0 0.0 15.5 43.6 25.1 14.9 249.1
Idaho 1982 3,048.9 0.0 256.7 55.7 26.8 18.9 3,407.0
1987 2,987.3 57.4 231.9 55.0 26.8 22.5 3,380.9
1992 2,891.5 103.3 227.1 55.0 27.9 24.8 3,329.6
1997 2,816.8 100.3 229.1 63.0 30.9 26.1 3,266.2
Illinois 1982 19,127.3 0.0 1,134.0 0.0 716.2 322.4 21,299.9
1987 19,087.9 45.4 1,016.8 0.0 722.5 319.6 21,192.2
1992 18,763.6 302.5 932.1 0.0 736.2 322.9 21,057.3
1997 18,679.8 302.9 824.0 0.0 766.7 320.6 20,894.0
Indiana 1982 11,176.0 0.0 936.6 0.0 815.7 314.4 13,242.7
1987 11,223.6 64.1 776.4 0.0 807.5 289.3 13,160.9
1992 11,046.4 205.4 726.2 0.0 807.9 290.1 13,076.0
1997 10,915.7 199.9 742.3 0.0 809.2 273.2 12,940.3
Iowa 1982 16,716.9 0.0 1,227.2 0.0 283.2 496.6 18,723.9
1987 16,529.4 333.6 1,063.8 0.0 291.8 480.3 18,698.9
1992 16,321.6 559.3 1,002.2 0.0 316.2 477.0 18,676.3
1997 16,466.1 406.0 918.1 0.0 345.2 477.1 18,612.5
Kansas 1982 17,584.5 0.0 1,110.2 4,187.3 498.9 321.7 23,702.6
1987 17,410.5 157.0 1,139.6 4,162.5 500.7 316.3 23,686.6
1992 16,499.6 1,013.6 1,189.3 3,965.8 519.0 309.0 23,496.3
1997 16,520.4 1,022.1 1,178.0 3,954.2 514.1 314.2 23,503.0
Kentucky 1982 3,765.4 0.0 1,494.6 0.0 574.8 129.8 5,964.6
1987 3,479.2 94.1 1,559.7 0.0 624.0 119.9 5,876.9
1992 3,255.5 223.3 1,537.7 0.0 640.6 121.3 5,778.4
1997 3,245.0 172.9 1,462.5 0.0 670.2 131.4 5,682.0
Louisiana 1982 5,655.1 0.0 1,571.0 30.9 5,232.7 163.7 12,653.4
1987 5,550.9 32.9 1,600.6 34.2 5,016.5 177.7 12,412.8
1992 5,308.9 102.6 1,596.0 40.9 5,008.9 209.4 12,266.7
1997 5,030.7 103.5 1,701.2 46.3 5,091.0 215.1 12,187.8
Maine 1982 211.8 0.0 60.2 0.0 800.3 75.4 1,147.7
1987 210.1 0.0 50.6 0.0 799.7 77.6 1,138.0
1992 191.6 11.1 38.5 0.0 799.2 83.2 1,123.6
1997 189.1 0.0 44.0 0.0 814.3 57.7 1,105.1
Maryland 1982 837.1 0.0 133.5 0.0 245.5 23.3 1,239.4
1987 824.4 0.0 122.2 0.0 243.9 22.9 1,213.4
1992 787.6 11.2 131.2 0.0 234.7 22.0 1,186.7
1997 761.1 10.9 118.3 0.0 221.2 21.9 1,133.4
Massachusetts 1982 137.8 0.0 50.2 0.0 157.1 7.4 352.5
1987 131.8 0.0 41.7 0.0 152.3 9.3 335.1
1992 124.9 0.0 39.5 0.0 141.8 8.4 314.6
1997 119.2 0.0 26.5 0.0 132.0 7.2 284.9
Michigan 1982 5,775.2 0.0 710.4 0.0 1,288.8 222.0 7,996.4
1987 5,735.1 20.9 642.8 0.0 1,303.5 231.6 7,933.9
1992 5,548.7 125.7 611.7 0.0 1,327.9 238.1 7,852.1
1997 5,310.9 172.2 520.6 0.0 1,422.9 298.7 7,725.3
Minnesota 1982 16,107.6 0.0 1,206.9 0.0 3,046.4 608.9 20,969.8
1987 15,771.2 350.7 1,134.2 0.0 3,000.1 607.3 20,863.5
1992 15,398.5 758.0 1,022.5 0.0 3,009.9 604.7 20,793.6
1997 15,375.2 658.5 1,078.7 0.0 3,015.5 589.4 20,717.3
Mississippi 1982 5,331.0 0.0 1,794.8 0.0 3,341.0 109.6 10,576.4
1987 4,854.6 151.8 1,819.6 0.0 3,523.6 116.8 10,466.4
1992 4,318.6 440.5 1,836.5 0.0 3,639.1 111.0 10,345.7
1997 4,068.3 455.1 1,718.7 0.0 3,849.1 154.6 10,245.8
Missouri 1982 9,838.9 0.0 3,188.9 67.7 1,225.8 170.7 14,492.0
1987 9,601.1 197.4 3,137.7 38.0 1,280.9 178.1 14,433.2
1992 9,110.7 631.2 3,107.2 38.0 1,320.8 177.9 14,385.8
1997 9,284.2 609.9 2,801.2 36.2 1,402.9 175.8 14,310.2
Montana 1982 855.3 0.0 114.1 7.3 3.7 12.1 992.5
1987 850.8 0.0 122.3 7.3 3.7 13.0 997.1
1992 853.4 0.0 116.6 7.3 3.7 14.0 995.0
1997 836.9 0.0 117.7 7.3 3.6 19.6 985.1
Nebraska 1982 10,628.9 0.0 521.3 801.6 106.3 337.6 12,395.7
1987 10,604.4 100.9 491.4 757.4 104.3 345.7 12,404.1
1992 10,471.3 217.2 504.3 746.8 103.2 352.0 12,394.8
1997 10,514.1 207.7 465.2 729.6 108.8 343.6 12,369.0
Nevada 1982 286.8 0.0 22.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 309.6
1987 291.7 0.0 19.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 311.2
1992 264.9 0.0 15.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 279.9
1997 246.3 0.0 15.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 261.6
New Hampshire 1982 42.3 0.0 16.4 0.0 90.4 9.1 158.2
1987 40.5 0.0 9.3 0.0 91.4 12.2 153.4
1992 37.7 0.0 12.0 0.0 87.2 12.3 149.2
1997 36.4 0.0 10.4 0.0 93.1 6.5 146.4
New Jersey 1982 448.6 0.0 80.1 0.0 262.8 32.7 824.2
1987 389.9 0.0 64.3 0.0 249.5 34.6 738.3
1992 365.3 0.0 58.6 0.0 242.7 33.3 699.9
1997 332.9 0.0 40.3 0.0 221.1 32.2 626.5
New Mexico 1982 208.9 0.0 12.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 221.7
1987 143.6 0.0 19.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 163.1
1992 131.6 0.0 19.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 150.8
1997 124.7 0.0 19.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 144.5
New York 1982 2,709.2 0.0 755.2 0.0 1,203.8 70.9 4,739.1
1987 2,656.6 1.5 668.6 0.0 1,247.7 119.5 4,693.9
1992 2,584.5 22.1 603.4 0.0 1,321.7 113.2 4,644.9
1997 2,540.2 21.8 500.8 0.0 1,392.6 95.7 4,551.1
North Carolina 1982 3,715.7 0.0 590.8 0.0 2,633.9 161.9 7,102.3
1987 3,546.2 22.8 615.6 0.0 2,604.5 168.2 6,957.3
1992 3,372.5 71.2 576.3 0.0 2,547.4 174.2 6,741.6
1997 3,176.8 68.4 623.3 0.0 2,516.1 188.2 6,572.8
North Dakota 1982 10,774.7 0.0 197.2 523.0 66.8 288.7 11,850.4
1987 10,777.4 64.1 173.1 456.6 66.7 292.0 11,829.9
1992 10,324.3 490.4 170.0 449.4 65.0 291.4 11,790.5
1997 10,301.4 464.8 177.1 446.9 65.3 302.0 11,757.5
Ohio 1982 9,784.6 0.0 812.7 0.0 1,231.9 343.1 12,172.3
1987 9,683.7 41.8 689.2 0.0 1,277.3 311.6 12,003.6
1992 9,368.8 239.0 643.4 0.0 1,266.7 304.4 11,822.3
1997 9,144.5 251.2 577.8 0.0 1,282.5 341.6 11,597.6
Oklahoma 1982 7,873.8 0.0 3,090.9 2,927.4 623.1 124.5 14,639.7
1987 7,462.8 229.3 3,305.3 2,776.8 664.5 127.9 14,566.6
1992 6,999.9 551.5 3,400.5 2,686.7 721.4 137.0 14,497.0
1997 6,833.5 509.3 3,522.2 2,652.7 775.2 139.8 14,432.7
Oregon 1982 2,464.1 0.0 559.0 264.3 270.7 64.2 3,622.3
1987 2,315.6 139.5 542.4 257.2 276.5 68.7 3,599.9
1992 2,207.1 193.6 579.6 253.3 267.0 77.4 3,578.0
1997 2,171.0 189.0 545.7 252.4 257.4 100.5 3,516.0
Pennsylvania 1982 2,154.1 0.0 505.3 0.0 1,415.7 113.4 4,188.5
1987 2,123.4 3.0 486.2 0.0 1,408.5 115.1 4,136.2
1992 2,022.8 32.4 443.6 0.0 1,389.0 110.7 3,998.5
1997 1,947.1 33.5 351.3 0.0 1,393.8 131.0 3,856.7
Rhode Island 1982 23.4 0.0 13.7 0.0 33.0 0.9 71.0
1987 22.3 0.0 12.6 0.0 33.1 0.4 68.4
1992 20.2 0.0 11.4 0.0 32.6 0.4 64.6
1997 16.7 0.0 13.0 0.0 32.7 1.4 63.8
South Carolina 1982 1,668.7 0.0 385.1 0.0 1,328.0 68.5 3,450.3
1987 1,559.3 43.3 388.2 0.0 1,345.7 70.5 3,407.0
1992 1,407.6 121.4 391.3 0.0 1,351.4 74.2 3,345.9
1997 1,245.0 121.9 407.4 0.0 1,383.8 99.1 3,257.2
South Dakota 1982 5,400.0 0.0 440.3 567.4 6.4 232.4 6,646.5
1987 5,475.1 80.0 324.8 498.3 6.4 231.4 6,616.0
1992 5,334.1 198.7 314.7 481.4 4.9 233.6 6,567.4
1997 5,347.1 196.1 291.0 473.8 4.9 238.4 6,551.3
Tennessee 1982 3,392.5 0.0 1,489.1 0.0 1,325.0 119.8 6,326.4
1987 3,247.2 70.2 1,515.9 0.0 1,313.3 117.0 6,263.6
1992 2,942.9 210.7 1,572.2 0.0 1,310.4 119.9 6,156.1
1997 2,803.7 178.6 1,555.5 0.0 1,316.3 171.6 6,025.7
Texas 1982 19,265.1 0.0 5,847.7 10,609.5 1,979.9 403.2 38,105.4
1987 18,513.5 533.6 5,830.7 10,216.9 2,072.7 406.9 37,574.3
1992 17,024.5 1,686.3 5,891.0 10,013.7 2,100.3 423.7 37,139.5
1997 16,185.7 1,661.5 5,752.1 10,399.2 2,266.8 463.0 36,728.3
Utah 1982 718.7 0.0 56.1 6.1 0.0 3.9 784.8
1987 732.3 6.3 75.0 4.9 0.0 4.6 823.1
1992 738.6 6.3 80.2 3.5 0.3 3.3 832.2
1997 702.6 4.2 93.0 3.5 0.3 4.5 808.1
Vermont 1982 176.6 0.0 58.5 0.0 100.3 7.1 342.5
1987 175.7 0.0 48.0 0.0 104.8 6.9 335.4
1992 175.3 0.0 41.1 0.0 108.6 7.4 332.4
1997 160.1 0.0 47.3 0.0 108.1 8.9 324.4
Virginia 1982 1,746.3 0.0 526.6 0.0 2,557.2 71.3 4,901.4
1987 1,597.6 13.2 531.6 0.0 2,559.9 81.4 4,783.7
1992 1,495.7 40.4 520.1 0.0 2,542.1 90.0 4,688.3
1997 1,438.0 41.3 512.5 0.0 2,499.5 91.2 4,582.5
Washington 1982 1,386.6 0.0 373.8 29.5 530.5 81.2 2,401.6
1987 1,333.1 26.9 374.4 29.5 529.8 80.3 2,374.0
1992 1,299.8 48.3 364.6 25.8 507.5 84.8 2,330.8
1997 1,293.0 38.8 327.1 28.0 503.2 95.8 2,285.9
West Virginia 1982 325.3 0.0 122.2 0.0 98.0 17.3 562.8
1987 310.8 0.0 125.1 0.0 105.8 15.5 557.2
1992 277.2 0.0 125.2 0.0 106.3 34.0 542.7
1997 268.8 0.0 124.4 0.0 112.3 21.2 526.7
Wisconsin 1982 6,318.3 0.0 839.9 0.0 1,752.6 195.5 9,106.3
1987 6,229.6 43.4 781.5 0.0 1,757.4 204.7 9,016.6
1992 6,039.8 195.5 736.7 0.0 1,748.1 208.7 8,928.8
1997 5,909.2 201.6 749.3 0.0 1,760.4 210.3 8,830.8
Wyoming 1982 287.6 0.0 3.5 6.3 0.0 0.6 298.0
1987 288.7 0.0 3.5 6.3 0.0 0.6 299.1
1992 307.5 4.0 13.8 6.3 0.0 0.6 332.2
1997 306.9 4.0 11.9 6.3 0.0 0.7 329.8
Caribbean 1982 122.2 0.0 105.4 6.5 3.1 1.2 238.4
1987 111.9 0.0 105.0 4.7 4.0 1.7 227.3
1992 97.8 0.0 100.2 5.0 5.1 1.8 209.9
1997 81.2 0.0 85.8 6.0 14.8 3.9 191.7
Total 1982 230,861.5 0.0 37,687.7 20,233.1 46,795.4 6,276.2 341,853.9
1987 225,642.8 3,317.1 37,008.5 19,441.3 47,215.0 6,335.1 338,959.8
1992 215,999.7 9,694.4 36,759.9 18,925.7 47,585.3 6,517.2 335,482.2
1997 212,281.0 9,277.3 35,502.0 19,277.7 48,693.7 6,829.0 331,860.7



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