The Census of Agriculture is the leading source of facts and figures about American agriculture. Conducted every five years, the Census provides a detailed picture of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. It is the only source of uniform, comprehensive agricultural data for every state and county in the United States
Agricultural Statistics is published each year by the United States Department of Agriculture to meet the diverse need for a reliable reference book on agricultural production, supplies, consumption, facilities, costs, and returns. The estimates for crops, livestock, and poultry made by the U. S. Department of Agriculture are prepared mainly to give timely current State and national totals and averages.
Find data and statistics that can help inform investment and policy strategies related to agricultural production, global food security, poverty, nutrition and human health, natural resources and environmental issues, rural development, local and regional food systems and many other issues.
Here you will find resources related to the impacts of climate change on the production and distribution of food. You will also find resources that show how climate change can impact international food security.
WorldWideScience.org is a global science gateway—accelerating scientific discovery and progress through a multilateral partnership to enable federated searching of national and international scientific databases and portals.
The MRCC serves the nine-state Midwest region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin). Our services and research help to better explain climate and its impacts on the Midwest, provide practical solutions to specific climate problems, and allow us to develop climate information for the Midwest on climate-sensitive issues such as agriculture, climate change, energy, the environment, human health, risk management, transportation, and water resources.
The Climate Hubs will deliver science-based knowledge, practical information and program support to farmers, ranchers,
forest landowners, and resource managers to support decision-making related to climate change.
The 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.