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Michigan Data and Statistics

Welcome to the Michigan Statistics page. Here you will find frequently requested data specific to this state from AFT's Farms Under Threat: The State of the States report, the National Resources Inventory, the Census of Agriculture, and the Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement (PACE) program survey. You also can link to additional information and data sources.

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Farms Under Threat

National Resources Inventory

Census of Agriculture

Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

Other Data Sources

Farms Under Threat: The State of the States

All estimates represent figures for the Conterminous U.S.

Total and Agricultural Land Cover/Use

Data Item Acres
Total land area in 2016 37,695,500
Agricultural land in 2016 11,740,400
Cropland in 2016 7,894,200
Pastureland in 2016 2,138,300
Rangeland  in 2016 0
Woodland in 2016 1,707,900
Agricultural land in 2001 11,736,700

High-quality Agricultural Land

Data Item Acres
Nationally Significant agricultural land in 2016 7,785,900
Nationally Significant agricultural land in 2001 7,791,600
Best agricultural land in 2016 6,147,800
Best agricultural land in 2001 5,997,500

Nationally Significant agricultural land is the land best-suited to long-term, intensive crop production within the Conterminous United States; and each state’s “best land” is approximately the better half of all agricultural land in each state. For more information about these categories of high-quality agricultural land and how they were identified, see the interactive website for Farms Under Threat: The State of the States, and the fact sheet about AFT’s Productivity, Versatility, and Resiliency (PVR) Analysis.

Agricultural Land Converted from 2001-2016

Data Item Acres
Agricultural land developed or compromised 240,100
Agricultural land converted to urban and highly-developed land use (UHD) 44,600
Agricultural land converted to low-density residential land use (LDR) 195,500
Nationally Significant agricultural land developed or compromised 124,200
Nationally Significant agricultural land converted to UHD 23,700
Nationally Significant agricultural land converted to LDR 100,500
Best agricultural land developed or compromised 72,200
Best agricultural land converted to UHD 3,000
Best agricultural land converted to LDR 69,200

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2012 National Resources Inventory

1997-2002 2002-2007 2007-2012 1982-2012
Agricultural land converted to developed land (acres) 142,500 78,900 27,100 726,500
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 11,070,400 10,746,800 10,475,100 12,428,200
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 5,937,000 5,809,500 5,709,900 6,308,500
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 156,400 86,300 30,300 635,500
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) 14,700 8,400 1,400 49,400
Total surface area (acres) 37,349,200 37,349,200 37,349,200 37,349,200

Census of Agriculture

Data Item 2007 2012 2017
Farms 56,014 52,194 47,641
Land in Farms (acres) 10,031,807 9,948,564 9,764,090
Cropland (acres) 7,803,643 7,669,071 7,924,480
Permanent Pasture and Rangeland (acres) 376,625 419,450 341,391
Woodland (acres) 1,196,212 1,175,893 975,652
Land in Buildings (acres) 655,327 684,150 522,567
Total Land Area (acres) 37,695,494 37,695,494 37,695,494
All operators/All producers 85,339 80,304 80,432
All operators/All producers 34 and younger 6,853 6,463 7,185
All operators/All producers 65 and older 19,109 20,848 24,770
All producers with experience of 10 years or less on any farm 48,910
Principal producers 63,627
Principal producers 34 and younger 5,021
Principal producers 65 and older 21,321
Principal producers with experience of 10 years or less on any farm 14,717
Principal operators / Primary producers 56,014 52,194 47,641
Principal operators / Primary producers 34 and younger 2,931 2,980 3,373
Principal operators / Primary producers 65 and older 15,221 16,041 16,818
Primary producers with experience of 10 years or less on any farm 10,420
Market value of agricultural products sold $5,753,219,000 $8,678,050,000 $8,220,935,000
Average market value of agricultural products sold per operation $102,710 $166,265 $172,560
Market value of agricultural products sold directly to consumers $58,923,000 $58,793,000 $90,667,000
Market value of agricultural products sold directly to retail markets, institutions, and food hubs for local or regionally branded products $235,827,000

Notes on Changes to the 2017 Census of Agriculture

  • Producer characteristic data were collected for a maximum of four producers on each farm, up from a maximum of three producers in prior years.
  • Principal producer is a new term that identifies up to two main decision-makers on each farm, up from one principal operator in prior years.
  • Market value of agricultural products sold directly to consumers expanded to include value-added products.
  • Market value of agricultural products sold directly to retail markets, institutions, and food hubs for local or regionally branded products is a new data item.

 


Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

For summaries of PACE activity by state, use the links for the downloadable table or most recent fact sheets on the national statistics page under Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs.


Other Data Sources

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