Special interest reports that combine narrative with numerical data. These reports take a closer look at specific sectors of agriculture to illustrate current trends among U.S. farmers and agricultural operations.
Data Comparison: Major Crops
Snapshot of U.S. corn, sorghum, soybean and wheat farms and the people who operate them. This comparison was compiled for Commodity Classic, the annual meeting of the National Corn Growers Association, National Sorghum Producers, American Soybean Association and National Association of Wheat Growers.
Median Farm Size: 2007 and 2002
The 2002 Census of Agriculture median farm size as published June 2004 in Table 1 of the 2002 Volume 1, Chapter 2 County Level Data used data that were adjusted for nonresponse as had been done in previous censuses. All other calculations in 2002 were adjusted for nonresponse and coverage. The 2007 Census of Agriculture median size of farms as published February 4, 2009 was calculated with data that were adjusted for nonresponse and coverage. Median size of farm values in Table 1 of the 2002 Volume 1, Chapter 2 and values in Table 1 of the 2007 Volume 1, Chapter 2 are not comparable in printed copy or text/pdf format. The 2002 median size of farms has been calculated using nonresponse and coverage weights so that the data are comparable to 2007. This report shows the 2007 median size farm using nonresponse and coverage weights, the 2002 median size farm using nonresponse and coverage weights, and the 2002 median size farm using only nonresponse weights as comparable to 1997 and earlier censuses.
Profiles and Rankings
Summary reports that combine narrative and data from the 2007 Census of Agriculture. These reports give an insight into State, County, and Congressional District agricultural information, as well as the agriculture products ranking reports sorted by market value.