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Selected items from the Census of Agriculture at the county level for the conterminous United States, 1950-2012

Dates

Start Date
1950-01-01
End Date
2012-12-31
Release Date
2015
Publication Date

Citation

LaMotte, A.E., 2015, Selected items from the Census of Agriculture at the county level for the conterminous United States, 1950-2012: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7H13016.

Summary

These data are a subset of categories and items from county-level data for the conterminous United States covering the census reporting years beginning with the 1950 Census of Agriculture and ending with the 2012 Census of Agriculture. Historical (1950-1997) data were extracted from digital files obtained through the Intra-university Consortium on Political and Social Research (ICPSR). More current (1997-2012) data were extracted from the National Agriculture Statistical Service(NASS) Census Query Tool for the census years of 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012. Please refer to the Supplemental Information element of the metadata for information on the Census of Agriculture, the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [...]

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Census_of_Agriculture_1950-2012.xml
“Metadata in xml format”
Original FGDC Metadata

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Census_of_Agriculture_1950-2012.pdf
“Bookmarked PDF version of metadata”
918.79 KB
VariableKey.xlsx
“Excel workbook containing key spreadsheets”
43.12 KB
Landuse_General_schema.pdf
“General schema of census items”
257.45 KB
COA.7z
“Folders containing data tables”
12.08 MB

Purpose

Data tables were assembled from the Census of Agriculture to support regional and sub-regional studies of groundwater and surface-water quality by providing a historical (1950-2012) perspective of agricultural activities and trends on the land surface.

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