Access and System / Report
and Data Set Content / Data Development and Interpretation
Access and System questions:
For questions about the use of this system, access methods, and your comments and
suggestions for system improvement you can contact Mann Library.
Mann Library generally answers USDA email reference questions that can be answered only
with the resources on the USDA System, unless you are a member of the current Cornell
community. If you have a USDA or agricultural question this is outside of the scope
of the System, it is best to contact the USDA or particular issuing agency. You can also
try your local library. Links to the USDA and agencies are listed on the header of
this page as well as further down this page.
Albert R. Mann Library
Ithaca, NY 14853-4301
Phone: (607) 255-5406
Report and data set content questions:
For questions about the content of reports and data sets on the System please
get in touch with the the issuing agency directly. Below is a list of the agencies
represented on the System.
Economic Research Service prepares data about the
economic value of domestic and foreign agricultural products. ERS publishes several
Situation and Outlook reports and many of the Data-sets available by the server.
Economic Research Service
1800 M St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-694-5050 Fax: 202-694-5718
National Agricultural Statistics Service prepares data about the
domestic production of agricultural products. NASS published many commodity Reports and
several major Data-sets such as Crops County Data.
National Agricultural Statistics Service
Washington, DC 20250
World Agricultural Outlook Board prepares regular forecasts of
domestic and world supply-and-demand prospects for major agricultural commodities.
World Agricultural Outlook Board
Washington, DC 20250
Data development or interpretation:
Questions concerning the development or interpretation of data sets should be addressed
to the subject-area data specialist identified in the README file.
You should contact these specialists when you have a content-related question,
such as units of measure, survey methods, missing data, etc.