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Government Documents - Department of Agriculture: National Agricultural Statistics Service

Guide to our holdings of publications of the USDA and its subsidiary agencies related to agriculture, farming, production, imports and exports, prices, research and development, farmer cooperatives, and related topics.

Covers of USDA publications

About the agency

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) was established in 1961 as the Statistical Reporting Service. It conducts surveys, including the Census of Agriculture, and produces statistics about agricultural production in the U.S.

Internet resources

Our holdings

Government Documents provides access to many NASS publications, including the following series:

Farms, land in farms, and livestock output

Census of agriculture (A 92.53/) The Department of Agriculture took over the Census of Agriculture from the Census Bureau in 1997. While some of the historical censuses of agriculture are available in full text on the NASS web site, volumes covering pre-statehood Hawai`i and U.S. territories and possessions are not. Look for these in the Voyager online catalog. Historical data from the Census of Agriculture is also available in Non-decennial census publications (1820-1967), which provides copies of Census Bureau publications that were not part of decennial census reports. The microfiche are indexed in Bureau of the Census catalog of publications, 1790-1972. Use Cross reference index from the Greenwood Press microform collection of nondecennial census publications, 1946-1967, to the Bureau of Census, Catalog of publications, 1946-1972 to locate the documents within the microfiche set.

NASS produces reports on crops, vegetables, livestock, fish hatcheries, and agricultural chemicals, among other topics. Use ProQuest Statistical Insight (UHM login required) to search for more statistical publications.

NASS web site

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