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Agricultural Domain (USDA)

Agricultural Domain (USDA): The Agriculture Data Domain project’s goal is to release harmonized open data standards to be used within USDA, industry and the public.  The first data standards are for farmers and producers to submit Acreage and Crops reports to USDA.  USDA also established engagement mechanisms for feedback from Industry and International communities.  By opening data standards that are used internally at USDA, this will reduce the burden for reporting requirements for farmers and producers.  The Agriculture Data Domain will eventually expand to support other USDA Stakeholders. The Agriculture Data Domain is built on the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) best practices identified by the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services over the last 15 years (https://usda.github.io/data-standards/).