Data Set Farmland

Published on September 10th, 2015 | by Joshua New


Understanding Who Owns U.S. Farmland

The National Agricultural Statistics Service, the statistical branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has published data from its 2014 “Tenure, Ownership, and Transition of Agricultural Land” survey, which collected information on the 354 million acres of farmland that landowners rent out for agricultural purposes. The data on rented farmland, which accounts for 39 percent of all farmland in the United States and represents $1.1 trillion in value in 2014 alone, will help policymakers and researchers better understand trends in farmland access, conservation efforts, and production decisions.

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About the Author

Joshua New is a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.

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