USA: Percent agricultural land

(measure: percent; source: The World Bank)

USA: Percent agricultural land

: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for the USA from 1961 to 2014. The average value for the USA during that period was 46.34 percent with a minumum of 44.24 percent in 2011 and a maximum of 48.86 percent in 1961.
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The data show what percent of the land in the USA is arable or is used for crops or pasture. Percent agricultural land rankings around the world. Create and download charts for USA Percent agricultural land and other indicators with the country comparator.

Definition: Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded. Land under permanent crops is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, and rubber. This category includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber. Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crops.

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