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Agricultural Land Use Patterns 1950 - 1997. Butler-Cunningham Conference on Agriculture And the Environment. November 3, 2003. Alabama Land in Farms. Farm land accounted for 64 \% of the state’s total 32.5 million acre land area in 1950 Today, farm land accounts for 27\%.

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agricultural land use patterns 1950 1997

Agricultural Land Use Patterns1950 - 1997

Butler-Cunningham

Conference on Agriculture

And the Environment

November 3, 2003

alabama land in farms
Alabama Land in Farms
  • Farm land accounted for 64 % of the state’s total 32.5 million acre land area in 1950
  • Today, farm land accounts for 27%

Source: Census of Agriculture

harvested cropland
Harvested Cropland
  • Today, it accounts for 6 %
  • Cropland accounted for 18 % of total land area in 1950

Source: Census of Agriculture

pasture and rangeland
Pasture and Rangeland
  • Pasture accounted for 32 % of total land area in 1950
  • Today, it accounts for 11 %

Source: Census of Agriculture

wodland not pastured
Wodland (Not Pastured)
  • Woodland on farms accounted for 18 % of total land area in 1950
  • Today, it accounts for 7 %

Source: Census of Agriculture

forest acres
Forest Acres
  • Forest Acres totaled 24.5 million in 1900; according to Hartsell and Brown now at about 23 million (2000)
  • Over three-fourths is non-industrial private; 16% private industrial; 5% public (state & federal)

Source: U.S. Forest Service Survey

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