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AcreValue's Advanced "Land Use" Parcel Filter

AcreValue's Advanced "Land Use" Parcel Filter

By Riley Meadows
June 04, 2024

AcreValue’s "Land Use" parcel filter is a powerful tool designed to help subscribers drill down into the extensive AcreValue parcel database and find land that perfectly meets their specific criteria. As part of AcreValue's advanced features and filters, the "Land Use" filter offers users the precision and flexibility needed to make informed decisions about land investment, agricultural planning, and resource management.

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Getting Started with the "Land Use" Filter

To begin using the "Land Use" parcel filter, navigate to AcreValue's main parcel map and select a state and county of interest. Once these are chosen, the process is straightforward:

  1. Select "More Filters": After choosing the state and county, users will see the "More Filters" option. Clicking on this will open a comprehensive list of filtering options.
  2. Choose "Land Use" Criteria: Within the filters, the "Land Use" category offers a range of pre-selected collections and a custom option for more specific searches.

Pre-Selected Land Use Categories

AcreValue provides several pre-selected land use categories to simplify the search process. These include:

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Cropland

This category is ideal for those looking for parcels dedicated to growing crops. Examples of crops included are:

  • Corn
  • Soybeans
  • Wheat
  • Cotton
  • Rice
  • Barley
  • Oats
  • Sorghum

Grass/Pasture

Suitable for livestock grazing and pasture land, this category includes:

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  • Grass & Pasture
  • Other Hay & Non-Alfalfa
  • Sod & Grass Seed
  • Switchgrass
  • Clover & Wildflowers
  • Native Grasses
  • Improved Pastures
  • Mixed Forage

Non-Cropland

For land not used for traditional crop production, this category includes:

  • Aquaculture
  • Barren Land
  • Developed & Open Space
  • Herbaceous Wetlands
  • Shrubland
  • Wetlands
  • Woody Wetlands
  • Urban & Built-Up Land
  • Water Bodies

Forestry

Focused on parcels used for timber production and forest management, this category includes:

  • Deciduous Forest
  • Evergreen Forest
  • Mixed Forest
  • Forest Plantations

These categories provide a quick way to find parcels that fit common land use needs.

Custom Land Use Searches

For more specific needs, AcreValue offers a "Custom" category. This feature allows users to choose from over a hundred different land-use categories, reflecting the detailed data provided by Cropland Data Layers. Custom categories include:

  • Apples
  • Cherries
  • Woody Wetlands
  • Olives
  • And many more

Users can tailor their search by selecting the specific land uses they are interested in, providing unmatched flexibility in locating parcels that meet unique criteria.

Filtering by Acreage or Percentage

AcreValue’s "Land Use" filter allows users to refine their searches by either the total number of acres dedicated to specific categories or by the percentage of a parcel dedicated to those categories. This dual approach ensures that users can find parcels that match their exact size requirements or overall land use composition.

Historical Data Integration

One of the standout features of AcreValue's "Land Use" filter is the ability to select historical years. This allows users to analyze changes in land use over time and make decisions based on historical trends. Whether looking to understand past land use or predict future trends, this feature provides valuable insights.

The Importance of Filtering by Land Use Categories and Crop Types

The ability to filter by different land use categories and crop types is crucial for several reasons:

  1. Precision in Land Selection: Users can hone in on parcels that specifically meet their requirements, ensuring that the land they are considering has the desired characteristics and uses.
  2. Time Efficiency: By narrowing down the search to parcels that meet specific land use criteria, users save significant time that would otherwise be spent sifting through irrelevant listings.
  3. Informed Decision Making: Detailed information about land use helps users make informed decisions, whether they are purchasing land, planning agricultural activities, or managing resources.

Who Benefits from This Feature?

The "Land Use" filter is beneficial for various types of users:

  • Forestry Clients: These users often seek parcels with a minimum acreage dedicated to forestry. The filter allows them to identify and evaluate suitable properties efficiently.
  • Farmers and Agricultural Planners: They can locate land suited for specific crops or livestock, aiding in agricultural planning and expansion.
  • Real Estate Investors: Investors looking for land with particular characteristics can use the filter to find properties that match their investment criteria.
  • Environmental and Conservation Organizations: These groups can identify parcels that align with their conservation goals, such as preserving wetlands or forest areas.

Benefits of Using AcreValue's "Land Use" Filter

  • Precision: Hone in on parcels that precisely match your criteria, saving time and effort.
  • Flexibility: With over a hundred categories to choose from, the filter can accommodate diverse needs.
  • Insight: Access historical data to understand trends and make informed decisions.
  • Efficiency: Quickly navigate the vast AcreValue database to find relevant parcels.

How to Access AcreValue's "Land Use" Filter

To take advantage of this feature, users need to be AcreValue subscribers. Subscribers can log into AcreValue, select their area of interest, and begin using the "Land Use" filter by navigating to the "More Filters" section. This tool is part of AcreValue's commitment to providing comprehensive and user-friendly solutions for land research and investment.

Conclusion

AcreValue's "Land Use" parcel filter is an indispensable tool for anyone involved in land investment, agriculture, or resource management. By offering precise, flexible, and insightful search capabilities, this feature helps users find the perfect parcels that meet their unique needs. Whether you're looking for cropland, pasture, or specific crop types, AcreValue's "Land Use" filter is your gateway to smarter land decisions.

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