The Census of Agriculture is the most comprehensive source of information about United States agriculture. It provides uniform data on agricultural production and operator characteristics for each county, state and the United States. Data are also available for Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa.
Historically, the Census of Agriculture was conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census. In 1997, responsibility for the Census of Agriculture was transferred to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). From 1840 to 1920 the Census of Agriculture was taken every 10 years. Since 1925 it has been taken about every 5 years.
For additional information visit the Census of Agriculture Web site or contact National Agricultural Statistics Service.