The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) today released 2017 Census of Agriculture data tabulated by race, ethnicity, and gender. Located on the NASS website, these national, state, and county-level data profiles highlight number of farms, land in farms, land use, value of sales, and producer characteristics, such as years of experience, average age, and more. Redesigned and containing more information than in previous years, the producer profiles provide insights on: women; Hispanic, Latino or Spanish; American Indian or Alaska Native; Asian; Black or African American; Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander; and white producers. Data are available for geographies with 30 farms or more operated by a specified group.
NASS also released 2017 Ag Census Web Maps this week. The interactive maps show key Census data in five broad categories down to the county-level: crops and plants, economics, farms, livestock and animals, and producers. The maps give spatial overviews of various aspects of U.S. agriculture, showing the relationships and patterns across regions and topics. Census data summaries are also available at the congressional district, watershed, zip code, and American Indian reservation levels.
Additional products to expect this fall include a 2017 Census of Agriculture specialty crop publication, state-specific Census blogs showcased on www.usda.gov, additional Census Highlights publications on the NASS website, and data release for the 2019 Irrigation and Water Management Survey and the 2019 Census of Aquaculture. Notifications of release for these products will be made @USDA_NASS on Twitter. In addition to these products, special tabulationsof data may be requested via the NASS website, if needed.
NASS is the federal statistical agency responsible for producing official data about U.S. agriculture and is committed to providing timely, accurate and useful statistics in service to U.S. agriculture.
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