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Economics and Agricultural Statistics

Students learning about the Census of Agriculture and agricultural statistics at a convention in Indianapolis, Indiana

Census of Agriculture
USDA. National Agricultural Statistics Service. Contains all materials from the leading source of facts and figures about American agriculture. Includes latest results, historical data going back to 1840, fact sheets with farm population demographics, farm practices, production, and current data segmented by state, county, congressional district, and ZIP code.

Data & Analysis
USDA. Foreign Agricultural Service. Offers searchable databases and reports on major areas of agriculture in foreign markets and in the American import market. Includes the following: ESR for U.S. export sales, by commodity and country of destination; GAIN for agricultural production and trade, GATS for current and historical data on international trade in agricultural, fish, forest, and textile products, and PS&D for data on production, supply, and distribution of agricultural commodities for the U.S. and key producing and consuming countries.

Data and Statistics
U.S. Department of Agriculture. Provides a high-level overview of the USDA agencies that produce, report, and analyze data. Includes links to items maintained by these agencies: Economic Research Service, Foreign Agricultural Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Rural Development, and World Agricultural Outlook Board.

Economic Research Service
USDA. Economic Research Service. Presents data, reports, charts, and maps created from economic research and analysis of agriculture to enhance public policy and decision making regarding food, the environment, and rural development.

National Agricultural Statistics Service
USDA. National Agricultural Statistics Service. Links to annual surveys and reports covering many aspects of U.S. agriculture. Includes materials on these topic areas: production and supplies of food and fiber, prices paid and received by farmers, farm labor and wages, farm finances, chemical use, and changes in the demographics of U.S. producers.

USDA Market News Portal
USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service. Gives pricing and market information for these main product areas: cotton, dairy, fruit, vegetable, livestock, grain, poultry, and tobacco.

World Agricultural Outlook Board (WAOB)
USDA. Office of the Chief Economist. Serves as USDA’s focal point for economic intelligence and the commodity outlook for U.S. and world agriculture.

Economics, Statistics, and Market Information System
U.S. Department of Agriculture; Cornell University. Albert R. Mann Library. Contains reports and datasets covering U.S. and international agriculture. Includes materials on current and historical agricultural market topics such as field crops, livestock, dairy, poultry, weather, domestic and international trade.

The 2012 Statistical Abstract: Agriculture
U.S. Department of Commerce: U.S. Census Bureau. Presents statistics on farms and farm operators, land use, farm income, expenditures, and debt, farm output, productivity, and markets, foreign trade in agricultural products, specific crops, and livestock and poultry.

Agriculture and fisheries
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Provides statistics, reports, and news on these topic areas: agricultural policies, trade, fisheries, biological resource research, agricultural product standards, and sustainability.

Data: Agriculture & Rural Development
The World Bank. Organizes and displays measures of agricultural inputs, outputs, and productivity compiled by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization.

UN. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Offers time-series and cross-sectional datasets relating to hunger, food, and agriculture for 245 countries and territories and thirty-five regional areas. Includes current and historical data (back to 1961), along with visualization and analytical tools.