The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released the results of the 2017 Census of Agriculture, spanning some 6.4 million new points of information about America’s farms and ranches and those who operate them. Down to the county level, the results even include new data about on-farm decision making.
“While the current picture shows a consistent trend in the structure of U.S. agriculture, there are some ups and downs since the last Census as well as first-time data on topics such as military status and on-farm decision making. To make it easier to delve into the data, we are pleased to make the results available in many online formats including a new data query interface as well as traditional data tables,” said NASS Administrator Hubert Hamer.
Here are just a few of the results from the census, which is performed every five years. Agents are encouraged to look up the results of the census on the USDA’s website.