Database: Disappearing Farmland

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America has lost millions of acres of farmland over the nearly three decades to urban and rural development.

Despite conservation efforts by state and local governments and increased financial incentives for farmers, urban development and the expansion of rural residential real estate over the last 25 years has eliminated farmland across the country at levels not seen since the early 1970s.

Use the database below to see how many farmland acres your state has lost or gained between 1997 and 2012. Click on a column to sort.

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