Education & Resources

United States Land Statistics
  • From 1982 to 1992, the U.S. lost 1.4 million acres per year to development. From 1992 to 1997, the U.S. lost 2.2 million acres per year to development.
  • Each year, an area of farmland the size of Delaware is paved over, that’s a rate of 2.3 acres of farmland lost every minute of every day!
  • Today, 86% of U.S. fruits and vegetables and 63% of our dairy products are grown in urban influenced areas.
Wisconsin Land Statistics
  • Wisconsin lost a 3rd of its farmland between 1950 and 1990 to sprawl.
  • Wisconsin is 3rd in the nation for having most threatened agriculture land.
  • As of 1998, only 29% of Wisconsin’s communities had any land use plan in place.