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Are data published for all counties?

Because NASS uses sample surveys, it may not be possible to publish information for all counties. In fact, SSO's generally establish a minimum value for publication. In most cases, unpublished (minor) counties are grouped to a Combined Counties total within each ASD. In addition to minor counties, concentrations of animals (or birds) may limit the publication of livestock inventories for some counties to avoid disclosure of individual operations. Some States publish selected species/class inventories or individual data items at the ASD level only to avoid disclosure and still provide information for major production areas within the State.


Last modified: 06/02/09