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USDA: LAND IN ACTIVE CROP PRODUCTION DIPS IN 2015
Economic Research Service (ERS) reports:

The ERS Major Land Uses (MLU) data series provides a snapshot of land use across the United States.

While much of the MLU series is updated roughly every 5 years, cropland used for crops, the category representing the acres of land in active crop production, is updated on an annual basis.

Cropland used for crops has three main components: cropland harvested (including acreage double-cropped), crop failure, and cultivated summer fallow.

In 2015 (the most recent estimate), the total area of cropland used for crops in the United States was 335 million acres, down 6 million acres from the 2014 estimate and about 5 percent below the 30-year average.

In 2015, cropland harvested declined by 1 percent (3 million acres) over the previous year.

The area that was double-cropped -land from which two or more crops were harvested -declined by 1 million acres, a 13-percent decline from the 2014 double-cropped area of 8 million acres.

Acres on which crops failed declined by 30 percent over the past year to 7 million acres, the lowest level since 2010.

This chart is based on ERS's Major Land Uses, summary table 3: Cropland used for crops, updated March 25, 2016.




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