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Links to Data Sources

Production data sources

- National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA: http://www.nass.usda.gov/
includes: Census of Agriculture, and "Quick Stats", searchable data base: U.S., State, and County level agricultural statistics for many commodities and data series.  Quick Stats offers the ability to query by commodity, state(s) and year(s).  http://www.nass.usda.gov/Data_and_Statistics/Quick_Stats
- Economics Research Service, USDA: http://www.ers.usda.gov/Briefing/          
Briefing Room offers an in depth discussion synthesizing ERS research and the economic issues that frame the analysis. Also contains recent ERS research developments, readings and data, questions and answers, and a collection of other ERS products and services addressing the issue.

Farm income and costs of production data sources

- Economics Research Service, USDA: http://www.ers.usda.gov/Data/farmincome/finfidmu.htm
Farm Income: forecast, national and State net value added, net cash income, cash receipts, government payments, production expenses, capital replacement costs, number of farms, land in farms, and real estate values. Data downloadable as worksheets from pull down menus.

- Natural Resources Inventory & Analysis Institute, USDA:http://www.economics.nrcs.usda.gov/care/
Regional Budget and Cost Information is a webpage that links to each state's costs of production studies:

- National Ag-Risk Education Library, University of Minnesota: http://www.agrisk.umn.edu/Budgets        
A searchable data base of costs of production studies by commodity and by region.

Agricultural and consumer prices and food consumption data sources

- Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA: http://www.ams.usda.gov/marketnews.htm
AMS Market News: information on price and sales of farm commodities. Reports include information on prices, volume, quality, condition, and other market data on farm products in specific markets and marketing areas. Reports cover both domestic and international markets. The data is disseminated within hours of collection via the Internet and made available through electronic means, in printed reports, by telephone recordings and through the news media.

- Economics Research Service, USDA: http://www.ers.usda.gov/Data/FoodMarketIndicators/
Food market indicators: provide overall statistics describing economic activity related to food production and distribution from the farm to the consumer (domestic or international). The database provides information on the supply, demand, structure, and economic health of the U.S. food system.

- Food Consumption Data System: http://www.ers.usda.gov/data/foodconsumption/
Amount of food available for consumption and data on nutrient availability in the food supply and on daily per capita food servings.

- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor: http://www.bls.gov/cpi/home.htm
Consumer Price Index.

Trade data sources

- Economics Research Service, USDA:http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/Outlook
Outlook Reports: supply, use, prices, and trade for selected commodities, including supply and demand prospects in major importing and exporting countries, on a monthly and annual basis, including Yearbooks. Available commodities: cotton and wool, feed, floriculture and nursery crops, fruits and tree nuts, livestock dairy and poultry, oil-crops, rice, sugar and sweeteners, tobacco, vegetables and melons, and wheat.

- Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA: http://www.fas.usda.gov/scriptsw/attacherep/default.asp
Attaché Reports, searchable database by commodity or by country.

- Trade Internet System: downloadable sets of US export and import data, quantities and values, arranged in different formats (FATUS, BICO, HS): http://www.fas.usda.gov/ustrade/

- BICO Reports, Export/Import Statistics for Bulk, Intermediate, and Consumer Oriented (BICO) Foods and Beverages:  http://www.fas.usda.gov/scriptsw/bico/bico_frm.asp

- Tariff data: searchable database for Uruguay Round Agreement tariff schedules according to country or product chapter. http://www.fas.usda.gov/scriptsw/wtopdf/wtopdf_frm.asp

- Office of the Chief Economist, USDA, World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report (WASDE):http://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/

- International Trade Commission, Department of Commerce (USDC): searchable data base on US exports and imports by harmonized commodity classification system (HS): http://dataweb.usitc.gov/

Federal agencies home pages

Economic Research Service (ERS), USDA: http://www.ers.usda.gov

- National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), USDA: http://www.nass.usda.gov

- International Trade Commission (ITC), USDC: http://dataweb.usitc.gov/

- Census Bureau, USDC: http://www.census.gov/

- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS): http://www.bls.gov/home.htm

California specific data sources          

- MOCA: The Measure of California Agriculture

This publication documents California agriculture and its relationships to the rest of the economy by providing statistical details and an overview of unifying forces and trends. Selected key facts from this publication are also listed in a brochure format.         

- Statistical Review of California’s Organic Agriculture 2005 – 2009

(March 2011, pdf, 1.25MB) Karen Klonsky, Kurt Richter. This publication quantifies the current size and growth of the organic industry in California in terms of acres, farm gate sales and number of growers statewide and by commodity, commodity group, county, and region, based on California Department of Agriculture registration data from 2005 - 2009. (see also: previous versions)
- NASS reports from California Agricultural Statistics Service (CASS).  http://www.nass.usda.gov

- A Statistical Profile of Horticultural Crop Farm Industries in California. Hyunok Lee and Steven C. Blank. Giannini Foundation Report 348, July 2004.   Methodology and report: https://s.giannini.ucop.edu/uploads/giannini_public/d2/62/d26205af-1531-4268-a6d8-ef65cd6e731a/lee_blankbook.pdf    
Appendix data tables, https://s.giannini.ucop.edu/uploads/giannini_public/d2/62/d26205af-1531-4268-a6d8-ef65cd6e731a/lee_blankbook.pdf

- Cost and Return Studies for crop production in California, University of California Cooperative Extension:  https://coststudies.ucdavis.edu

- C
alifornia's International Agricultural Exports - see reports for recent years here.

- An Assessment of Market Shares of California Agricultural Exports, 2002. José E. Bervejillo and Daniel A. Sumner, AIC Issues Brief #24, March 2004. University of California Agricultural Issues Center. https://aic.ucdavis.edu/pub/briefs/brief24.pdf

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