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Agriculture: Data & Statistics

Selected Sources for Agricultural Data and Statistics

Data sources marked with * are limited to UCB access only.


United States

  • Ag Data Commons (U.S. Department of Agriculture). Repository covering a variety of agricultural topics, such as agronomy, genomics, hydrology, soils, agro-ecosystems, sustainability science, and economics. Data included in the Ag Data Commons is funded in whole or in part by USDA.
  • Bureau of Economic Analysis (U.S. Department of Commerce). U.S. Economics Accounts data.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S. Department of Labor). Includes data on inflation, productivity, (un)employment, and pay.
  • - Agriculture. Features data and statistics related to agricultural production, food security, rural development, nutrition, natural resources, and regional food systems.
  • National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA). NASS conducts hundreds of surveys every year and prepares reports covering virtually every aspect of U.S. agriculture. Included is the Census of Agriculture: uniform, comprehensive agricultural data for every state and county in the United States. NASS statistics are available via Quick Stats, which enables searching by commodity for data going back to the 1800s.
  • *Statistical Abstract of the United States. Summary statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States with data from a variety of federal agencies. Earlier editions back to 1878 are also available.
  • USA Trade Online. A dynamic data tool provided by the U.S. Census Bureau that gives users access to current and cumulative U.S. export and import data. Create a free account to use USA Trade Online.
  • USDA Economics, Statistics, and Market Information System (ESMIS). Collaborative project between Albert R. Mann Library at Cornell University and several agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, including Agricultural Marketing Service, Economic Research Service, and Foreign Agricultural Service. It contains nearly 2500 reports and datasets on U.S. and international agriculture and related topics.