State and County Data
Volume 1, Geographic Area Series
This is the first census of agriculture report prepared under the direction of the U.S. Department
of Agriculture (USDA), National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Many people deserve
recognition for their contributions to the census program.
NASS pays special tribute to two million farmers and ranchers who provided the information
requested. Only through their cooperation and support was it possible to collect and publish these
data. Other USDA agencies and representatives from State departments of agriculture offered
significant advice during the planning, data collection, and processing phases of the census. They
provided invaluable assistance at the local level to farmers and ranchers completing census report
The U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census worked cooperatively with NASS
during the program transfer and transition period. Their support of activities and the use of their
National Processing Center in Jeffersonville, IN provided invaluable services.
Members of the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics and representatives of both public
and private organizations made significant recommendations that helped establish data content.
NASS appreciates the group’s strong and consistent support for census programs.
NASS expresses gratitude to the press, farm magazines, radio and television stations, farm
organizations, and State departments of agriculture for publicizing the census and encouraging
cooperation of farmers and ranchers.
If you would like to learn more about the statistics available from NASS or have questions
concerning this report, visit our website at www.usda.gov/nass, send e-mail to email@example.com,
301-763-8557 Census Division Director
1-800-523-3215 General Census Information
301-763-8309 Commodities Section
301-763-8514 Farm Economics Section