About NASS

Security Statement

Security, intrusion, and detection

For site security purposes, and to ensure this service remains available to all users, this Government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Security policy

This website is part of a federal computer system used to accomplish federal functions. The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) continuously monitors this website for security purposes to ensure it remains available to all users and to protect information in the system. By accessing this website, you are expressly consenting to these monitoring activities.

Unauthorized attempts to defeat or circumvent security features, to use the system for other than intended purposes, to deny service to authorized users, to access, obtain, alter, damage, or destroy information, or otherwise to interfere with the system or its operation is prohibited. Evidence of such acts may be disclosed to law enforcement authorities and result in criminal prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 (18 U.S.C. 1030) and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-294), or other applicable criminal laws.

Automated retrieval program (robot) activity

USDA NASS is committed to providing data promptly and according to established schedules. Therefore any automated retrieval program (commonly referred to as a "robot" or "bot") that excessively accesses information from USDA’s website is prohibited. Excessive robot activity on USDA's website can cause delays and interfere with other customers' timely access to information.

USDA will block robots that are accessing the website in any way that it considers excessive or malicious, including robots that attempt to access or download information multiple times per second with resulting degradation of service to others. USDA also reserves the right to block robots that do not contain contact information that can be used to contact the owner. Blocking may occur in realtime.

NOTE: Robots using a specific IP address instead of an official URL (examples: www.usda.gov, www.nass.usda.gov) are at risk for not receiving data promptly at prescribed times.

Last Modified: 05/04/2018