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Nevada Data and Statistics

Welcome to the Nevada 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 and the Census of Agriculture. You also can link to additional information and data sources.

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Farms Under Threat

National Resources Inventory

Census of Agriculture

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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 70,765,800
Agricultural land in 2016 9,180,600
Cropland in 2016 577,900
Pastureland in 2016 246,200
Rangeland  in 2016 8,356,100
Woodland in 2016 500
Agricultural land in 2001 9,311,400

High-quality Agricultural Land

Data Item Acres
Nationally Significant agricultural land in 2016 303,000
Nationally Significant agricultural land in 2001 304,400
Best agricultural land in 2016 3,166,300
Best agricultural land in 2001 3,180,000

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 108,500
Agricultural land converted to urban and highly-developed land use (UHD) 77,800
Agricultural land converted to low-density residential land use (LDR) 30,600
Nationally Significant agricultural land developed or compromised 500
Nationally Significant agricultural land converted to UHD 0
Nationally Significant agricultural land converted to LDR 500
Best agricultural land developed or compromised 21,300
Best agricultural land converted to UHD 10,800
Best agricultural land converted to LDR 10,500

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2012 National Resources Inventory

1997-2002 2002-2007 2007-2012 1982-2012
Agricultural land converted to developed land (acres) 137,300 65,300 25,700 300,700
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 9,876,100 9,712,200 9,684,500 9,944,700
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 265,300 257,500 251,100 287,000
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 0 NA 0 NA
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) NA 1,000 NA 27,000
Total surface area (acres) 70,763,100 70,763,100 70,763,100 70,763,100

Census of Agriculture

Data Item 2007 2012 2017
Farms 3,131 4,137 3,423
Land in Farms (acres) 5,865,392 5,913,761 6,128,153
Cropland (acres) 753,718 756,852 794,699
Permanent Pasture and Rangeland (acres) 4,855,316 4,648,950 4,820,039
Woodland (acres) 36,327 100,056 80,718
Land in Buildings (acres) 220,031 407,903 432,697
Total Land Area (acres) 70,765,766 70,765,766 70,765,766
All operators/All producers 5,117 6,880 6,055
All operators/All producers 34 and younger 363 440 498
All operators/All producers 65 and older 1,245 2,061 2,055
All producers with experience of 10 years or less on any farm 3,541
Principal producers 4,797
Principal producers 34 and younger 352
Principal producers 65 and older 1,765
Principal producers with experience of 10 years or less on any farm 1,256
Principal operators / Primary producers 3,131 4,137 3,423
Principal operators / Primary producers 34 and younger 134 169 225
Principal operators / Primary producers 65 and older 986 1,507 1,359
Primary producers with experience of 10 years or less on any farm 843
Market value of agricultural products sold $513,269,000 $764,144,000 $665,758,000
Average market value of agricultural products sold per operation $163,931 $184,710 $194,496
Market value of agricultural products sold directly to consumers $1,074,000 $4,265,000 $13,642,000
Market value of agricultural products sold directly to retail markets, institutions, and food hubs for local or regionally branded products $3,899,000

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.

 


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