USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service released the final data from the 2002 Census of Agriculture on June 3. This final installment provides information for every county and state in the nation.
Specifically, this final report provides consistent and detailed production, economic, demographic and environmental data including facts on number and type of farms, land use, value of sales and government payments, production expenses, hired labor, computer and Internet use, livestock and poultry inventory and sales, aquaculture, irrigation, crop acreage and production, gender and race of operator, production contracts, number of people in farm households, tenure of operator, chemical use, value of land and buildings,production contracts, organic acreage and a myriad of other topics.
The NASS Web site provides the county, state and national data through an online database that can be queried into .CSV files. Published tables also are available as .PDF, .CSV, and .TXT files. For general information about the census or other NASS surveys, visit www.usda.gov/nass/ or call the Ag Statistics Hotline at (800) 727-9540.