Statistics: Agriculture Research Guide

International Statistics and Data

  • FAO Yearbook. Production. Annual; latest received is 2003. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
    D. H. Hill Library HD1421 .F585 v.57 2003
  • FAO Yearbook. Trade. Annual; latest received is 2002. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
    D. H. Hill Library HD9000.4 .F58 v.55 2002

    Note: See the FAOSTAT agriculture database (http://faostat.fao.org/) for production, trade, and other agricultural statistics.

  • From the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS):
  • Trade and International Reports and Datasets
    (http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewTaxonomy.do?taxonomyID=7)
    From the USDA Economics, Statistics, and Market Information System.

United States Statistics and Data

  • National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) (http://www.nass.usda.gov/)
    • Agricultural Statistics Data Base (Quick Stats) (http://www.nass.usda.gov/Quick_Stats/)

      "Provides access to significant US and State information and the ability to query by commodity, state(s) and year(s)." "Some commodities and data items have historical series back to 1866."

    • NASS Publications (http://www.nass.usda.gov/Publications/)

      Search for publications or locate by date, commodity, keyword, release day, or title.

    • Agricultural Statistics. Issued annually by the United States Department of Agriculture. Also available (1994-present) at http://www.nass.usda.gov/Publications/Ag_Statistics/
      Most current issues:
      D. H. Hill Library HD1751 .A43 2012
      D. H. Hill Library Ref HD1751 .A43 2012
    • Hunt Library bookBot HD1751 .A43 2012
      Vet Med Library Ref HD1751 .A43 2012

    • Agricultural Chemical Use Database (http://www.pestmanagement.info/nass/)
  • Census of Agriculture (https://www.nass.usda.gov/AgCensus//). Quick links to "Recent Census Years" are available on this page.
    Historical Census information from 1840 through the 2000's is available at https://www.nass.usda.gov/AgCensus/.

  • USDA Economics, Statistics, and Market Information System (http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/)

    "The system contains nearly 2500 reports and datasets. These materials cover U.S. and international agriculture and related topics. Available titles include both current and historical data."

    • Agricultural Prices--Annual (http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1003)

      "This full-text file presents the annual summary of indexes of prices received and paid by farmers; prices received for farm commodities by states and prices paid for production items by region and the U.S., past year and earlier years."

    • Agricultural Prices--Monthly (http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1002)

      "These files contain prices received by farmers for principal crops, livestock and livestock products; indexes of prices received by farmers; feed price ratios; indexes of prices paid by farmers; and parity prices."

    • Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade(http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1196)
      "Offers the latest value and volume of U.S. agricultural exports, by commodity and region, as well as the agricultural trade balance and the import and export outlook."
  • Economic Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture (ERS) (http://www.ers.usda.gov/)
    • U.S. Agricultural Trade Data Update (http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/foreign-agricultural-trade-of-the-united-states-(fatus)/us-agricultural-trade-data-update.aspx)
      Includes tables of U.S. agricultural exports and imports, updated monthly.
  • USDA Foreign Agricultural Service's Global Agricultural Trade System (GATS) (http://www.fas.usda.gov/gats/)
    GATS includes current U.S. international agricultural, fish, forest and textile products trade statistics by month, dating from 1989 to present.

    Note: for U.S. agricultural trade data before 1989, consult Foreign Agricultural Trade of the United States.
    Hunt Library bookBot - U.S. Documents A 93.17/7: (A 105.14: for July 1977-1981)

North Carolina Statistics and Data

Includes population, farm, and commodity information.