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Post by  on Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:44 am

Each year you have to drive a little farther out to find it. Slowed
by traffic, through tangled intersections, past rows of houses that seem
to have sprouted from the field, finally, you can see the bountiful
farmland. For the past two decades, we've paved over our farmland for
roads, houses and malls. Wasteful land use puts America's farmland at
risk, especially our most fertile and productive—our most
We're needlessly wasting one of the
world's most important resources. Less than one-fifth of U.S. land is
high quality, and we are losing this finest land to development at an
accelerating rate. U.S. agricultural land provides the nation—and the
world—with an unparalleled abundance of food. But farmland means much
more than food. Well-managed farmland shelters wildlife, supplies scenic
open space and helps filter impurities from our air and water. These
working lands keep our taxes down and maintain the legacy of our
agricultural heritage. It makes no sense to develop our best farmland.
Instead, we have a responsibility to protect this most valuable resource
for future generations.

  • In America, we've been losing more than an acre of
    farmland per minute.

    Between 2002 and 2007, 4,080,300 acres
    of agricultural land were converted to developed uses—an area nearly
    the size of Massachusetts.
  • Between 1982 and
    2007, 41,324,800 acres of rural land (i.e., crop, pasture, range, land
    formerly enrolled in CRP, forest and other rural land) were converted
    to developed uses. This represents and area about the size of Illinois
    and New Jersey combined.
  • During the 25-year
    span, every state lost prime farmland.

    States with the biggest losses
    included Texas (1.5 million), Ohio (796,000), North Carolina (766,000),
    California (616,000) and Georgia (566,000).
  • Between 2002 and 2007, 7,491,300
    acres of rural land were converted to developed uses—an area nearly the
    size of Maryland. This amounts to an average annual conversion rate of
    1,498,200 acres.
  • Our food is increasingly in the path of development.
    astounding 91% of our fruit and 78% of our vegetables are produced
    in urban-influenced areas.
  • Wasteful
    land use is the problem, not growth itself.

    Wasteful land use is the problem, not
    development itself. From 1982 to 2007, the U.S. population grew by 30
    percent. During the same time period, developed land increased 57

States most at risk to lose valuable farmland to developers greedy hands:

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