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Utah Data and Statistics

Welcome to the Utah 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 54,329,800
Agricultural land in 2016 11,799,100
Cropland in 2016 1,545,000
Pastureland in 2016 533,500
Rangeland  in 2016 9,653,400
Woodland in 2016 67,100
Agricultural land in 2001 11,632,700

High-quality Agricultural Land

Data Item Acres
Nationally Significant agricultural land in 2016 701,100
Nationally Significant agricultural land in 2001 678,800
Best agricultural land in 2016 4,728,400
Best agricultural land in 2001 4,710,600

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 122,900
Agricultural land converted to urban and highly-developed land use (UHD) 86,200
Agricultural land converted to low-density residential land use (LDR) 36,700
Nationally Significant agricultural land developed or compromised 13,300
Nationally Significant agricultural land converted to UHD 6,200
Nationally Significant agricultural land converted to LDR 7,100
Best agricultural land developed or compromised 84,300
Best agricultural land converted to UHD 55,100
Best agricultural land converted to LDR 29,200

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2012 National Resources Inventory

1997-2002 2002-2007 2007-2012 1982-2012
Agricultural land converted to developed land (acres) 101,900 79,100 48,300 399,00
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 13,336,400 13,079,900 12,981,600 13,937,500
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 792,200 733,600 691,700 806,500
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 3,200 1,200 NA 19,700
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) NA 2,000 NA 6,000
Total surface area (acres) 54,338,900 54,338,900 54,338,900 54,338,900

 


Census of Agriculture

Data Item 2007 2012 2017
Farms 16,700 18,027 18,409
Land in Farms (acres) 11,094,700 10,974,396 10,811,604
Cropland (acres) 1,837,904 1,645,898 1,654,371
Permanent Pasture and Rangeland (acres) 8,601,640 8,606,154 8,573,841
Woodland (acres) 385,193 434,316 324,191
Land in Buildings (acres) 269,963 288,028 259,201
Total Land Area (acres) 54,329,782 54,329,782 54,329,782
All operators/All producers 26,424 28,844 33,368
All operators/All producers 34 and younger 2,569 2,790 2,923
All operators/All producers 65 and older 6,595 7,895 10,331
All producers with experience of 10 years or less on any farm 18,622
Principal producers 25,350
Principal producers 34 and younger 2,055
Principal producers 65 and older 8,708
Principal producers with experience of 10 years or less on any farm 6,728
Principal operators / Primary producers 16,700 18,027 18,409
Principal operators / Primary producers 34 and younger 1,018 1,158 1,290
Principal operators / Primary producers 65 and older 5,255 6,158 6,838
Primary producers with experience of 10 years or less on any farm 4,548
Market value of agricultural products sold $1,415,678,000 $1,816,147,000 $1,838,610,000
Average market value of agricultural products sold per operation $84,771 $100,746 $99,876
Market value of agricultural products sold directly to consumers $10,098,000 $15,930,000 $17,958,000
Market value of agricultural products sold directly to retail markets, institutions, and food hubs for local or regionally branded products $78,736,000

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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