Additional Census Data Now Available for Specialty Crops
Issued Nov. 30, 2009 by the Agricultural Statistics Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service. For more information contact Roger Beinhart at (202) 690-8764.
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) today released the Specialty Crops publication for the 2007 Census of Agriculture. This marks the first time that census data are analyzed with the focus on specialty crops production.
Developed in response to requests from several agricultural groups, the new release provides facts and figures for specialty crop agriculture. Information is available for fruits, vegetables, Christmas trees, maple syrup, and more. Data published in the Specialty Crops publication includes farm numbers and typology, as well as producers’ demographic data.
For more information about the Census of Agriculture or to access the Specialty Crops publication, visit www.agcensus.usda.gov.