Tenure, Ownership, and Transition of Agricultural Land (TOTAL)

The Tenure, Ownership, and Transition of Agricultural Land (TOTAL) survey is a study of agricultural landowners—including non-operator landlords—conducted by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS). The survey provides data about land ownership, income, expenses, debt, assets, landlord characteristics, and agricultural landowners’ land transfer plans.

Tenure, Ownership, and Transition of Agricultural Land

Agricultural Landlords 2014
Agricultural landlords--operators and non-operators 2,131,840
Agricultural land rented out by agricultural landlords (acres) 353,768,136
Non-operator landlords 1,851,796
Agricultural land owned and rented out by non-operator landlords (acres) 283,447,669
 
Principal Landlords 2014
Principal landlords 1,432,065
Agricultural land rented out by principal landlords (acres) 190,969,367
Principal landlords 65 and older 821,803
Land owned and rented out by principal landlords 65 and older (acres) 131,823,201
Women principal landlords 543,728
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