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FAQ: Other Sources

Other Sources of Information

"Agricultural Statistics", a USDA reference book containing a wide variety of agricultural statistics:
http://www.usda.gov/nass/pubs/agstats.htm

"AGRICOLA", a large searchable index database containing references to agricultural and related literature, available through the National Agricultural Library: http://www.nalusda.gov/ag98/

"Census of Agriculture", a complete accounting of United States agricultural production and the only source of uniform, comprehensive agricultural data for every county in the Nation: http://www.nass.usda.gov/census/

"FAOSTAT", an on-line and multilingual set of databases currently containing over 1 million time-series records covering international statistics in agriculture, nutrition, fisheries, forestry and food quality control: http://apps.fao.org/

"FATUS", Foreign Agricultural Trade of the United States, contains U.S. international trade data, including 211 commodity groups, over 250 countries and regions, with 11 years of data and 900,000 data records: http://www.ers.usda.gov/Data/FATUS/

Additionally, you may want to contact the USDA http://www.usda.gov/ directly at one of the following e-mail addresses: service@ers.usda.gov (Economics Research Service) or nass@nass.usda.gov (National Agricultural Statistics Service) Your local public library or the nearest Cooperative Extension Agent (check your local White Pages under "Cooperative Extension") are also good sources of information.



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