Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.
Estimates on approximately 120 crops and 45 livestock items are included in approximately 400 reports. These reports include crops, livestock and poultry estimates; agricultural chemical usage; prices received by farmers; prices paid for commodities and services; and data on farm employment and wage rates. The Census of Agriculture is conducted every 5 years, for the years ending in a "2" or "7" and provides comprehensive data down to the county level on all aspects of the agricultural economy.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Copies of publications of estimates and reports of production, supply, price and other aspects of the agricultural economy are available to anyone without restriction.
Publications are provided free to survey respondents, press, Congress, and, many current publications and all data products are also available for free on the NASS Internet World Wide Website: http://www.usda.gov/nass/.
Other publications are available to all others on a subscription basis.
Farmers and agricultural producers, marketing and processing groups, transportation and handler groups, consumers, State governments, educational institutions, and the general public including those located in the U.S.
Farmers and agricultural producers, marketing and processing groups, transportation and handler groups, consumers, State governments, educational institutions, and the general public including those located in the U.S. Territories.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Request for technical information only may be made to the headquarters office listed below.
5 U.S.C. 3109; 7 U.S.C. 411, 411a, 411b, 427, 471, 475, 476, 501, 951, 953, 955-957; 7 U.S.C. 1621-1623, 1623a, 1624-1627; 7 U.S.C. 2201, 2202, 2204g, 2225, 2248, 3103, 3311, 3504; 13 U.S.C. 142a, 142b; 18 U.S.C. 1902, 1905, 2072; 42 U.S.C. 1891-1893; 44 U.S.C. 3501-3511; 50 U.S.C. 2061 et seq, 2251 et seq.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Post Assistance Requirements
FY 07 $160,300,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Agricultural Statistics Board catalog (annual listing of reports available by subscription issued by Agricultural Statistics Board), no charge.
Regional or Local Office
Consult Appendix IV for addresses of National Agricultural Statistics Service State Statistical Offices.
National Agricultural Statistics Service, Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250. Telephone: (202) 720- 2707. Use the same number for FTS. Contact: R. Ronald Bosecker, Administrator.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals