United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Selected Reports

Crop Progress Reports - "This report, issued weekly during the growing season (April to November), lists planting, fruiting, and harvesting progress and overall condition of selected crops in major producing states. The data, summarized by crop and by state, are republished along with any revisions in the Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin. During the months of December through March, the report is issued monthly titled State Stories." (Updated weekly)

Other Reports

Economic Research Service - “The Economic Research Service provides key indicators, outlook analysis, and a wealth of data on the U.S. food and agricultural system. Along with information on farming practices, structure, and performance, ERS produces data on such diverse topics as farm and rural households, commodity markets, food marketing, agricultural trade, diet and health, food safety, food and nutrition assistance programs, natural resources and the environment, and the rural economy.” (Updates periodically)
          Economic Data on Food, Agriculture, and the Rural Economy
          Agricultural Markets and Trade
          Diet and Health
          Food Safety
          Natural Resources, Environment, and Conservation
          Rural America
          Commodity Outlook
          Food Consumption (Per Capita) Data System
          Farm Income
          Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS)

Foreign Agricultural Service - “Foreign Agricultural Service maintains a global agricultural market intelligence and commodity reporting service to provide U.S. farmers and traders with information on world agricultural production and trade for use in adjusting to changes in world demand for U.S. agricultural products. Reporting includes data on foreign government policies, analysis of supply and demand conditions, commercial trade relationships, and market opportunities. In addition to survey data, crop condition assessment relies heavily on computer-aided analyses of satellite, meteorological, agricultural, and related data.” (Updated periodically)
          Trade Data
          Production, Supply, and Distribution Online Database (PSD Online)
          Commodity Data and Statistics
          Current World Production, Market and Trade Reports
          US Export Sales Reports
          Attaché Reports
          Crop Explorer

National Agricultural Statistics Service - “National Agricultural Statistics Service collects, summarizes, analyzes, and publishes agricultural production and marketing data on a wide range of items, including number of farms and land in farms, acreage, yield, production, stocks of grains, and numerous commodities. The Census of Agriculture is conducted every five years to collect information on the number of farms, land use, production expenses, value of land, buildings, and farm products, farm size, characteristics of farm operators, market value of agricultural production sold, acreage of major crops, inventory of livestock and poultry, and farm irrigation practices.” (Updated periodically)
          Today's Reports
          Census of Agriculture
          Data and Statistics
          Annual Agricultural Statistics
          Statistics by State
          Charts and Maps by Commodity
          Statistics by Subject

Rural Development - “Rural Business-Cooperative Service collects, summarizes, analyzes, and publishes data from annual surveys of U.S. farmer, rancher, and fishery cooperatives. The data is published in RBS Service Reports. The data is also available in Excel spreadsheets by state and type of cooperative. The Cooperative Directory presents a listing of those cooperatives willing to be listed, by State. The directory contains: contact information, type of cooperative, and products sold, and is updated monthly.” (Updated periodically)
          RBS Service Reports
          Cooperative Directory

World Agricultural Outlook Board - “The World Agricultural Outlook Board (WAOB) serves as USDA's focal point for economic intelligence and the commodity outlook for U.S. and world agriculture. The Board coordinates, reviews, and approves the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report and houses OCE's Joint Agricultural Weather Facility.” (Updated periodically)

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