Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.
USDA Economic Research Service (ERS)
Information and research reports on animal products and horticultural crops; farm economy, practices and management; food and nutrition; food markets, prices and safety; international markets and trade; natural resources and environment; rural economics.
USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)
Reports on all aspects of U.S. agriculture. NASS "Quick Stats" database leads you to national, state, or county data for crops, livestock and other agricultural commodities. Data sets include the Census of Agriculture.
Census of Agriculture
The Census of Agriculture, taken only once every five years, looks at land use and ownership, operator characteristics, production practices, income and expenditures.
USDA Economics, Statistics and Market Information System
Reports and datasets from several agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). These materials cover U.S. and international agriculture and related topics.
USDA Foreign Agricultural Statistics
Includes the Global Agricultural Trade System (GATS), commodity data and statistics, Export Sales Query System, U.S. Export Sales Reports, etc.
Government Websites are good sources of high quality information, but other websites can be tricky to assess for quality. Use the "CRAAP" test to evaluate the information sources you find on the Web.
Currency – How up-to-date is the information?
Relevance – Is the information directly about your topic? Is it too simple? Too complex?
Authority – Who is the author? What are his/her credentials? Where was the information published?
Accuracy – Where does the information come from? Is it consistent with unrelated sources?
Purpose – Why was this information published