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Pastureland

Land used primarily for the production of domesticated forage plants for livestock (in contrast to rangeland, where vegetation is naturally-occurring and is dominated by grasses and perhaps shrubs). Rotation pasture or cropland under winter cover is not included in this definition. The 1997 National Resources Inventory recorded 120 million acres of pastureland, nearly 9% of all nonfederal rural land.

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