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Wyoming Data and Statistics

Welcome to the Wyoming 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 62,602,700
Agricultural land in 2016 29,306,400
Cropland in 2016 2,094,100
Pastureland in 2016 823,300
Rangeland  in 2016 26,368,800
Woodland in 2016 20,200
Agricultural land in 2001 29,358,000

High-quality Agricultural Land

Data Item Acres
Nationally Significant agricultural land in 2016 397,900
Nationally Significant agricultural land in 2001 408,200
Best agricultural land in 2016 12,039,600
Best agricultural land in 2001 11,949,900

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 54,700
Agricultural land converted to urban and highly-developed land use (UHD) 20,100
Agricultural land converted to low-density residential land use (LDR) 34,600
Nationally Significant agricultural land developed or compromised 1,900
Nationally Significant agricultural land converted to UHD 200
Nationally Significant agricultural land converted to LDR 1,700
Best agricultural land developed or compromised 22,400
Best agricultural land converted to UHD 2,000
Best agricultural land converted to LDR 20,400

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2012 National Resources Inventory

1997-2002 2002-2007 2007-2012 1982-2012
Agricultural land converted to devleoped land (acres) 20,500 86,100 21,000 218,300
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 30,437,800 30,448,500 30,332,900 30,540,200
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 323,500 320,000 315,400 321,800
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) NA NA 800 NA
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) NA NA NA NA
Total surface area (acres) 62,602,800 62,602,800 62,602,800 62,602,800

Census of Agriculture

Data Item 2007 2012 2017
Farms 11,069 11,736 11,938
Land in Farms (acres) 30,169,526 30,363,641 29,004,884
Cropland (acres) 2,576,017 2,418,931 2,587,456
Permanent Pasture and Rangeland (acres) 27,012,269 27,203,663 25,703,123
Woodland (acres) 395,806 431,568 486,883
Land in Buildings (acres) 185,434 309,479 227,422
Total Land Area (acres) 62,602,682 62,602,682 62,602,682
All operators/All producers 18,522 19,655 22,212
All operators/All producers 34 and younger 1,528 1,656 1,900
All operators/All producers 65 and older 4,202 5,113 7,361
All producers with experience of 10 years or less on any farm 12,608
Principal producers 17,123
Principal producers 34 and younger 1,318
Principal producers 65 and older 6,269
Principal producers with experience of 10 years or less on any farm 4,515
Principal operators / Primary producers 11,069 11,736 11,938
Principal operators / Primary producers 34 and younger 615 722 761
Principal operators / Primary producers 65 and older 3,179 3,631 4,579
Primary producers with experience of 10 years or less on any farm 3,000
Market value of agricultural products sold $1,157,535,000 $1,689,416,000 $1,472,113,000
Average market value of agricultural products sold per operation $104,575 $143,952 $123,313
Market value of agricultural products sold directly to consumers $3,025,000 $3,018,000 $3,510,000
Market value of agricultural products sold directly to retail markets, institutions, and food hubs for local or regionally branded products $18,548,000

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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