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ABOUT STATISTICS AND DATA

Statistics for agricultural output and market value are kept by a variety of different agencies.  For the state of California, county agricultural commissioners issue annual reports.  These reports inform the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), and contribute to the Census of Agriculture.  Much of the older statistical material is only available in print, particularly county reports.  Many of these reports are held at the Agricultural and Resource Economics Library.  The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CFDA) relies on county and federal agricultural statistics.  Its Marketing Services maintains its own statistical offices for commodities such as milk and dairy products.  For international  information, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) maintains its own statistics.

      

    FREQUENTLY USED STATISTICS

    • Agricultural Statistics Data Base - Quick Stats
      USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service "Quick Stats" statistics database. Select U.S., state, or county data for crops, livestock and other agricultural commodities. Query database by geographic area, search by commodity, or view data in charts or maps. Data sets include Census of Agriculture.
    • Proquest Statistical Insight  Icon
      Index and abstract to government statistics helps to locate data. Provides quick statistical tables and also indexes a large number of statistics from federal government, international and state sources. Search by topic. Includes the Statistical Abstract Online.
    • Statistical Abstract of the United States [Proquest Online Edition]  Icon
      The Statistical Abstract of the United States is a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web. The government-published Statistical Abstract of the U.S. was discontinued following publication of the 2012 edition.
    • Statistical Abstract of the United States [pre-2013]
      Annual statistical compendia from the Census Bureau through 2012. Continued by the commercially published (Proquest) Statistical Abstract of the U.S. Census has the Statistical Abstract in pdf online back to 1878.
    • FAOSTAT
      Multilingual statistical databases provided by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). Topics include food and agricultural production and trade, fisheries, land use and irrigation, fertilizers and more. The comprehensive databases cover many countries over long periods of time.
    • OFFSTATS: Official Statistics on the Web
      The OFFSTATS database provides access to free statistics from official sources on the web. Produced by the University of Auckland.
    • American Factfinder
      Factfinder is the place to find census data.
    • Historical Statistics of the United States, Earliest Times to the Present, Millennial Edition [via Cambridge University Press]  Icon
      Historical Statistics of the United States (HSUS) was culled from more than 1,000 sources to produce nearly 2,000 tables containing some 37,000 time series covering virtually every quantifiable dimension of American history: agriculture, population, the economy, government, welfare and work. Each series is fully documented and placed in historical context by a scholar in the field. Tables can be downloaded and viewed, as well as graphed and merged into custom tables.

      The 5-volume print edition of Historical Statistics of the United States is available in Shields Library Gov Info Reference and H/SS Reference (HA202 .H57) and the Agricultural and Resource Economics Library (HA202 .H57 2006)
    • UNData
      Comprehensive database which includes most major statistical resources of international statistics from the United Nations.
    • World DataBank
      World Bank Statistical databases.
    • California County Agricultural Commissioners' Reports
      California County Agricultural Commissioners' Reports from the California Department of Food and Agriculture. This collection consists of annual crop and livestock data from each of the 58 California Counties. The collection covers 1915-1981.

      This digitization project was funded by the Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics with the work completed by the staff of the Giannini Foundation Library, University of California, Berkeley.

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