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Agricultural Land Use Maps (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)
These maps from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) show agricultural land use in the United States from 1982 to 1997. There are maps of percent of land used for cultivation of various crops; percent of non-federal land in grazing land and in water; percent of irrigated cropland in pressure irrigation and gravity irrigation; broad land cover/use by state; cropland converted to other land uses; acres of pastureland converted to developed land; percent change in cropland area and rangeland area; percent of cropland in horticultural crops; percent of prime farmland used as cropland and pastureland; acres of non-federal grazed forest land; and land capability class by state. Included with each map are a description, sources, suggested uses, definitions, and product information.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Map
  • Agricultural science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-003-057
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service