2012 Ag Census State and County Data Released
May 30, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) this week released new 2012 Census of Agriculture profiles for all 50 states, Puerto Rico and more than 3,000 counties in the nation. The census, which is conducted only once every five years, is the only time that NASS gathers and makes available agriculture data down to the county level for all U.S. counties.

A variety of data points are included in the profiles to provide a general picture of agriculture in each state and county. Among the information is:
  • Number of farms, land in farms and average size of farm
  • Market value of products sold, average per farm
  • Crop sales, livestock sales
  • Government payments, average per farm receiving payments
  • Market value of agricultural products sold
  • Value of sales by commodity
  • Top crop and livestock items
  • Economic characteristics
  • Operator characteristics
The state and county profiles are the first in a series of products NASS will publish following the May 2 release of the 2012 Census of Agriculture results. NASS will release new tools throughout the year to highlight the more than 6 million data points captured in the agriculture census.

For access to the 2012 Census of Agriculture State and County Profiles, visit www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/2012.