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San Benito Lost 43% of Farmland (1,091 acres per year)

Updated: Jul 4

From CA Dept. of Conservation


According to the California Department of Conservation, San Benito County has lost 43% of its "Important Farmland" since 1984 when data collection began. The website containing this data is found at:


Here's a link to the spreadsheet for San Benito County (Historic Land Conversion, 1984 to 2020):


Above is the most recent data available. The data highlighted in yellow (in spreadsheet) was used to calculate the percentage of "Important Farmland" lost since 1984:

 

                -39,281/ 91,319 = -43% 

 

Note that the annual average loss of "Important Farmland" in San Benito County is -1,091 acres.



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