Total area of land in U.S. farms 2000-2018

This statistic shows the total farmland area in the United States from 2000 to 2018. In 2014, farms in the United States occupied a total area of approximately 913 million acres. By 2018, this amount decreased to 899 million acres.

Total area of land in United States farms from 2000 to 2018 (in 1,000 acres)*

Land in thousand acres
2000945,080
2001942,070
2002940,300
2003936,750
2004932,260
2005927,940
2006925,790
2007921,460
2008918,600
2009917,590
2010915,660
2011914,420
2012914,600
2013911,720
2014908,920
2015905,790
2016902,680
2017900,370
2018899,500
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Sources

Release date

April 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2000 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* The farm definition was changed in 1993 to include maple syrup, short rotation woody crops, and places with 5 or more horses.
This statistic was assembled from several USDA annual statistics reports.

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