June 4, 2004
June 4, 2004 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released this week final data from the 2002 Census of Agriculture. The publication is the leading source of facts and statistics about the nation's agricultural production. It provides a detailed picture of U.S. farms and ranches and is a source of uniform, comprehensive agricultural data for every state and county or country equivalent in the United States.
Production, economic, demographic and environmental data is provided in this report. Farm organizations, businesses, state departments of agriculture as well as colleges and universities routinely use this data for a variety of reasons. Some of them are: to study historical trends, formulate market strategies, make energy projections and allocate local and national funds for farm programs.
The complete report can be accessed at 2002 Census of Agriculture
on the World Wide Web.