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AGBS 120: Agribusiness Management

Professor Pei Xu

Major Statistical Publications and Websites

Fresno County Agricultural Commissioner
Fresno County Agricultural Crop and Livestock Reports.  Annual reports from 2015- available online


California Agricultural Production Statistics
2001- online ( title varies, California Agricultural Statistics Review / California Agricultural Resource Directory )
Information and data on the performance and output of California agriculture. Slightly different from the NASS crop year report, below.
In the library: 1985-2007, various titles

California Agricultural Statistics (USDA, NASS, California Field Office)
online 1994- (crop year)
Acreage, production, value, leading counties, by commodity. US and California rank.
Historical, multi-year series for all major crops, livestock and related data. It is usually issued annually in the fall.

California Agricultural Statistics Service CASS
     •  CASS Publications

Summary of County Agricultural Commissioners' Reports
1990- online
In the Library: 1st floor, Government Information, California A625.C8g
           1975-76 to 1986-87
and     1963-64, 1966-67, 1968-69 (title=Gross Values of California Agricultural Production)

Historical Data USDA,NASS, California Field Office
Historic commodity and principal crops data.

Cost and Return Studies, UC Davis Agricultural & Resource Economics
Cost of production studies for various crops grown throughout California. Recent studies are available for downloading.


Agricultural Statistics

Census of Agriculture
     •  2012 and prior years are available online
     •  2007 and prior years are also available in the library.

Food Environment Atlas
County-level statistics on three broad categories of food environment factors: Food Choices (access, expenditures, food insecurity, prices, taxes), Health and Well-Being, and Community Characteristics.
     •  Documentation often links to the source reports.

National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

Economics, Statistics & Market Information System USDA and Mann Library, Cornell University.
Reports and datasets from the economics agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture covering U.S. and international agriculture and related topics.

Other US

U.S. Energy Information Administration
Energy sources, prices, and outlook.

U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics


FAO Statistical Yearbook
     2004-   online

FAOSTAT Food & Agriculture Organization
"Time-series and cross sectional  data relating to food and agriculture for some 200 countries."
Includes agriculture, land use, and population statistics.


Data Sources UC Agricultural Issues Center

Multiple-Topic Statistics Publications

California Statistical Abstract

U.S. Statistical Abstract of the United States 1879-   in the Library
    online:  Archived editions, 1878-2012
The U.S. Census Bureau  terminatied the collection of data for the Statistical Compendia program effective October 1, 2011. 2013 and later versions compiled and published by Bernan Press.

"The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies."

Government Information by Type of Business Information Need Michael Oppenheim, UCLA Libraries
Selected U.S. and California government information resources.

Statistical Yearbook. United Nations
    online 2006-