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2012 Census Ag Atlas Maps - Farms


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Map 12-M001
Number of Farms: 2012
Dot distribution map showing the number of farms in 2012. Each dot represents 200 farms. The eastern half of the United States has the greatest concentration of farms.

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Map 12-M002
Change in Number of Farms: 2007 to 2012
Dot distribution map showing the change in the number of farms from 2007 to 2012. Each dot represents 20 farms. Red dots indicate a decrease in farms. Blue dots indicate an increase in farms. There was an overall decrease of 95,489 farms from 2007 to 2012.

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Map 12-M247
Percent of Farms with Internet Access: 2012
Choropleth map showing percent of farms with internet access in 2012. There are five categories. Darker colors indicate a higher percentage of farms with internet access. Internet access is higher in the northern and western regions of the US.

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Map 12-M003
Average Size of Farms in Acres: 2012
Choropleth map showing the average size of farm in acres. There are five categories. Darker colors indicate larger farms. Larger farms are more common in the west central regions of the US.

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Map 12-M004
Change in Number of Farms with Less Than 50 Acres: 2007 to 2012
Dot distribution map showing the change in the number of farms with less than 50 acres from 2007 to 2012. Red dots indicate a decrease in the number of farms. Blue dots indicate an increase in the number of farms. Each dot represents 10 farms. There was an overall decrease of 39,949 farms from 2007 to 2012.

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Map 12-M005
Change in Number of Farms with 50 to 179 Acres: 2007 to 2012
Dot distribution map showing the change in the number of farms with 50 to 179 acres from 2007 to 2012. Red dots indicate a decrease in the number of farms. Blue dots indicate an increase in the number of farms. Each dot represents 10 farms. There was an overall decrease of 26,483 farms from 2007 to 2012.

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Map 12-M006
Change in Number of Farms with 180 to 499 Acres: 2007 to 2012
Dot distribution map showing the change in the number of farms with 180 to 499 acres from 2007 to 2012. Red dots indicate a decrease in the number of farms. Blue dots indicate an increase in the number of farms. Each dot represents 10 farms. There was an overall decrease of 22,330 farms from 2007 to 2012.

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Map 12-M007
Change in Number of Farms with 500 to 1,999 Acres: 2007 to 2012
Dot distribution map showing the change in the number of farms with 500 to 1,999 acres from 2007 to 2012. Red dots indicate a decrease in the number of farms. Blue dots indicate an increase in the number of farms. Each dot represents 10 farms. There was an overall decrease of 8,541 farms from 2007 to 2012.

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Map 12-M008
Change in Number of Farms with 2,000 Acres or More: 2007 to 2012
Dot distribution map showing the change in the number of farms with 2,000 acres or more from 2007 to 2012. Red dots indicate a decrease in the number of farms. Blue dots indicate an increase in the number of farms. Each dot represents 5 farms. There was an overall increase of 1,814 farms from 2007 to 2012.

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Map 12-M077
Acres of Land in Farms: 2012
Dot distribution map showing acres of land in farms in 2012. Each dot represents 100,000 acres. The largest concentrations of farms are in the middle of the US.

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Map 12-M078
Land in Farms - Change in Acreage: 2007 to 2012
Dot distribution map showing change in acreage of land in farms from 2007 to 2012. There are two colors of dots, where a blue dot represents a 10,000 acre increase and a red dot represents a 10,000 acre decrease. The largest concentrations of farms are in the middle of the US. Dots are spread fairly evenly across the US.

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Map 12-M079
Acres of Land in Farms as Percent of Land Area in Acres: 2012
Choropleth map showing acres of land in farms as a percent of land area by county in 2012. There are six categories. Darker colors represent larger average values. Areas with the highest percent of land in farms as percent of total land area are in the Midwest.

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Map 12-M080
Acres of Irrigated Land: 2012
Dot distribution map showing acres of irrigated land in 2012. Each dot represents 10,000 acres. The largest concentrations of acres are in the Mississippi Delta, Nebraska, and California.

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Map 12-M081
Irrigated Land - Change in Acreage: 2007 to 2012
Dot distribution map showing change in irrigated land acreage from 2007 to 2012. There are two colors of dots, where a blue dot represents a 1,000 acre increase and a red dot represents a 1,000 acre decrease. The largest increases in irrigation are in Nebraska and the Mississippi Delta, and the largest decrease in California.

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Map 12-M082
Acres of Irrigated Land as Percent of Land in Farms Acreage: 2012
Choropleth map showing acres of irrigated land as a percent of land in farms area by county in 2012. There are six categories. Darker colors represent larger percentage values. The highest percentages are in the Mississippi Delta, Nebraska, and California.

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Map 12-M083
Acres of Total Cropland: 2012
Dot distribution map showing acres of total cropland in 2012. Each dot represents 50,000 acres. The largest concentration of cropland acres are in the Midwest.

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Map 12-M084
Total Cropland - Change in Acreage: 2007 to 2012
Dot distribution map showing change in total cropland acreage from 2007 to 2012. There are two colors of dots, where a blue dot represents a 5,000 acre increase and a red dot represents a 5,000 acre decrease.

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Map 12-M085
Acres of Total Cropland as Percent of Land Area in Acres: 2012
Choropleth map showing acres of total cropland as a percent of land area in acres by county in 2012. There are six categories. Darker colors represent larger percentage values. The highest percentages are in the upper Midwest.

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Map 12-M086
Acres of Total Cropland as Percent of Land in Farms Acreage: 2012
Choropleth map showing acres of total cropland as a percent of land in farms in acres by county in 2012. There are six categories. Darker colors represent larger percentage values. The highest percentages are in the upper Midwest.

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Map 12-M087
Acres of Harvested Cropland: 2012
Dot distribution map showing acres of harvested cropland in 2012. Each dot represents 50,000 acres. The largest concentration of harvested cropland acres are in the Midwest.

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Map 12-M088
Harvested Cropland - Change in Acreage: 2007 to 2012
Dot distribution map showing change in harvested cropland acreage from 2007 to 2012. There are two colors of dots, where a blue dot represents a 5,000 acre increase and a red dot represents a 5,000 acre decrease. The largest increases in total cropland are in the Great Plains.

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Map 12-M089
Acres of Harvested Cropland as Percent of Land in Farms Acreage: 2012
Choropleth map showing acres of harvested cropland as a percent of land in farms in acres by county in 2012. There are six categories. Darker colors represent larger percentage values. The highest percentages are in the upper Midwest and the Mississippi Delta.

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Map 12-M090
Acres of Irrigated Harvested Cropland as Percent of All Harvested Cropland Acreage: 2012
Choropleth map showing acres of irrigated harvested cropland as a percent of harvested cropland in acres by county in 2012. There are six categories. Darker colors represent larger percentage values. The highest percentages are in the Western States and the Mississippi Delta.

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Map 12-M091
Acres of All Types of Pastureland: 2012
Dot distribution map showing acres of all types of pastureland in 2012. Each dot represents 50,000 acres.

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Map 12-M092
Acres of All Types of Pastureland as Percent of Land in Farms Acreage: 2012
Choropleth map showing acres of pasture as a percent of land in farms in acres by county in 2012. There are six categories. Darker colors represent larger percentage values. The highest percentages are in the West.

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Map 12-M093
Acres of Irrigated Pastureland, Rangeland, and Other Unharvested Land: 2012
Dot distribution map showing acres of irrigated pastureland in 2012. Each dot represents 1,000 acres. The largest concentration of irrigated pasture acres are in the Northwest.

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Map 12-M094
Acres Enrolled in the Conservation Reserve, Wetlands Reserve, Farmable Wetlands, or Conservation Reserve Enhancement Programs: 2012
Dot distribution map showing acres of enrolled in the conservation reserve program in 2012. Each dot represents 5,000 acres. The largest concentration of conservation reserve program acres are in the Midwest.

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Map 12-M095
Acres Enrolled in Crop Insurance Programs: 2012
Dot distribution map showing acres of enrolled in the crop insurance programs in 2012. Each dot represents 25,000 acres. The largest concentration of crop insurance program acres are in the Midwest.

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Map 12-M096
Acres Enrolled in Crop Insurance Programs as Percent of Land in Farms Acres: 2012
Choropleth map showing acres enrolled in crop insurance programs as a percent of land in farms in acres by county in 2012. There are five categories. Darker colors represent larger percentage values.

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Map 12-M102
Acres Treated with Commercial Fertilizer, Lime, and Soil Conditioners: 2012
Dot distribution map showing acres treated with commercial fertilizer, lime, and soil conditioner in 2012. Each dot represents 25,000 acres. The largest concentration of acres receiving fertilizer treatments is in the corn belt and great plains states.

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Map 12-M103
Acres of Cropland Fertilized (Excluding Cropland Pastured) as Percent of All Cropland Acreage (Excluding Cropland Pastured): 2012
Choropleth map showing acres of cropland fertilized in 2012. There are 6 categories. Darker colors represent a greater percentage of cropland fertilized. The highest concentration is in the corn belt and along the Atlantic seaboard.

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Map 12-M104
Acres of Cropland and Pastureland Treated with Manure: 2012
Dot distribution map showing acres of cropland and pastureland treated with manure in 2012. Each dot represents 5,000 acres. The largest concentration of acres being treated with manure are Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

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Map 12-M105
Acres Treated with Chemicals to Control Insects: 2012
Dot distribution map showing acres treated with chemicals to control insects in 2012. Each dot represents 15,000 acres. The largest concentration of acres treated to control insects are the corn belt, Mississippi Delta, and the central valley in California.

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Map 12-M106
Acres Treated with Chemicals to Control Nematodes: 2012
Dot distribution map showing acres treated with chemicals to control nematodes in 2012. Each dot represents 2,000 acres. The largest concentration of acres treated to control nematodes are the corn belt, Mississippi Delta, and the south Atlantic seaboard.

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Map 12-M107
Acres of Crops Treated with Chemicals to Control Weeds, Grass, or Brush: 2012
Dot distribution map showing acres treated with chemicals to control weeds, grass or brush in 2012. Each dot represents 25,000 acres. The largest concentration of acres treated to control nematodes are in the corn belt and great plains.

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Map 12-M108
Acres of Crops Treated with Chemicals to Control Growth, Thin Fruit, Ripen, or Defoliate: 2012
Dot distribution map showing acres treated with chemicals to control growth, thin fruit, ripen, or defoliate in 2012. Each dot represents 5,000 acres. The largest concentration of acres treated are in the Mississippi Delta, west Texas, and central valley of California.

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Map 12-M109
Acres Treated with Chemicals to Control Disease in Crops and Orchards: 2012
Dot distribution map showing acres treated with chemicals to control diseases in crops and orchards in 2012. Each dot represents 5,000 acres. The largest concentration of acres treated are in the Mississippi Delta, northern great plains and central valley of California.

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Map 12-M117
Percent of Farms Operated by Family or Individual: 2012
Choropleth map showing percent of farms operated by family or individual in 2012. There are five categories. Darker colors indicate a greater percentage of family or individual operating arrangement.

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Map 12-M118
Percent of Farms Operated by Partnership: 2012
Choropleth map showing percent of farms operated by partnerships in 2012. There are five categories. Darker colors indicate a greater percentage of partnerships. The greatest concentration of partnerships occur along the Mississippi River in Arkansas and Mississippi.

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Map 12-M119
Percent of Farms Operated by Corporation: 2012
Choropleth map showing percent of farms operated by corporations in 2012. There six categories. Darker colors indicate a greater percentage of corporations. Areas with the greatest concentration are in Florida and Montana.

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Last Modified: 06/12/2017