Census Bureau


The Census of Agriculture is now conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture

The Census of Agriculture is conducted every 5 years, for the same years as the Economic Census and the Census of Governments. Starting with reference year 1997, the agriculture census has been conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). For 1992 and earlier years, the census was conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau or its predecessors.

Census of Agriculture at USDA, http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/
National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

Historical Data

The Census Bureau website includes 1997 and 1992 publications. These data are also available at the USDA website, along with data for 1950 and prior years. Agriculture census data for 1960 to 1987 are primarily available in printed form at major libraries.