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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

U.S. Department of Agriculture Statistics

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's website contains a large amount of information concerning numerous aspects of the country's agricultural and food system.

Its Data & Statistics page covers 4 of the USDA's services:

Economic Research Service (ERS) - supplies indicators, analysis, and data relating to a variety of topics, including: agricultural markets and trade, food safety, natural resources, environment, and conservation, and farm income reports.

Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) - monitors agricultural production and trade patterns worldwide, and has reports detailing U.S. trade, world production of agricultural products, U.S. export sales, and also provides an online database about production, supply, and distribution of major commodities.

National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) - gathers and publishes data about marketing and production, including: the Census of Agriculture (every 5 years), historical data, maps, and crop weather.

World Agricultural Outlook Board (WAOB) - focuses on economic intelligence, and publishes the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report each month.

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