Census of Agriculture

The Census of Agriculture is the most comprehensive source of data portraying our nation’s agriculture over time. The census is conducted every five years by the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA NASS) and is used by government agencies, policymakers, producers, farm and ranch organizations, and state and local governments to plan for agriculture and to implement farmrelated programs and policies. The Census of Agriculture is a reliable source for a variety of agricultural data—notably production and operator characteristics—on national, state and county levels. Data from the Census of Agriculture are available on the NASS Census of Agriculture Web pages or by calling a state NASS office.

Downloadable Documents: 
American Farmland Trust
Northampton, MA: American Farmland Trust
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Publication Date: 
February 4, 2009
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Fact Sheets and Technical Memos