Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


New NRCS Report: Cropland Erosion Stable, Specialty Crop Acres Boom

Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:44:38 CST

New NRCS Report: Cropland Erosion Stable, Specialty Crop Acres Boom
A new report on the status and conditions of America's agricultural lands shows cropland erosion rates remained stable between 2007 and 2010, despite a growth in agricultural land use and more extreme weather events.


"We expected to see an increase in the erosion, but our numbers told a different story," said Dr. Patrick Flanagan, national statistician for USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service.


NRCS' latest National Resources Inventory summary report features data on how U.S. non-federal rural lands are being used. Data come from 800,000 sample locations across the country.


NRI data also show that between 2007 and 2010:

- Fruit, nut and flower production acreage surged from 124,800 to almost 274,000.

- Cropland acres increased by 2 million acres, this following a steady decline over the previous 25 years.

- Pastureland increased by 847,000 acres.

- Developed land increased by 2 percent from 111.1 million to 113.3 million acres.

- Palustrine wetlands slightly increased. These include swamps or marshes, and estuarine wetlands.

- Acres enrolled in NRCS programs grew from about 17 million acres in 2007 to about 40 million in 2010.


"The NRI summary report is the only report of its kind and is one of our most comprehensive tools to understanding what's actually happening on the country's landscape," said NRCS Chief Jason Weller.


Download the NRI report by clicking here.




   

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • USDA's Proposed Regulations Under the Packers and Stockyards Act Raises Concerns from NCBA  Wed, 28 Sep 2022 09:25:18 CDT
  • NCGA Calls on Farmers to Contact EPA Regarding Atrazine  Wed, 28 Sep 2022 09:16:46 CDT
  • USMEF Statement on Advancement of Under Secretary for Trade Nomination  Wed, 28 Sep 2022 09:12:48 CDT
  • Record Turkey Prices Expected as Thanksgiving Approaches  Wed, 28 Sep 2022 09:10:50 CDT
  • Checkoff-Funded Research Network Celebrates 35-year Anniversary  Wed, 28 Sep 2022 09:07:52 CDT
  • Intense drying Conditions have Prompted a notable Increase in wildfire activity across Oklahoma  Wed, 28 Sep 2022 08:35:21 CDT
  • Certified Angus Beef Takes Fine Dining to New Heights to Connect with Consumers  Wed, 28 Sep 2022 08:31:28 CDT
  • Oklahoma Hay Market Report for September 27th, 2022  Wed, 28 Sep 2022 08:07:58 CDT

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Beef council Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment Oklahoma City Farm Show Union Mutual Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association KIS FUTURES, INC.
       

       

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2022 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.