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Full Report:

2014  |  2009  |  1998


Report Form and Instructions:

2014 Sample report form - U.S. Horticulture |  Hawaii Horticulture
Instruction Sheet


Additional Materials:

News Release


Frequently Asked Questions:

  • 1. What is the Census of Horticultural Specialties?

    The Census of Horticultural Specialties collects information to provide a comprehensive and detailed picture of the horticulture sector of the U.S. economy. It is the only source of detailed production and sales data for floriculture, nursery and specialty crops. For the 2014 census, an operation is defined as any place that grew and sold $10,000 or more of horticultural specialty products during the census year.

  • 2. Why is the Census of Horticultural Specialties important?

    The Census of Horticultural Specialties provides valuable, detailed, objective information to help determine the economic impact of horticulture production at the national and state levels. Data published from the 2014 Census of Horticultural Specialties will help provide the industry with a timely, reliable source of information.

  • 3. How was the 2014 Census of Horticultural Specialties conducted?

    NASS mailed census forms in December 2014 to more than 40,000 establishments nationwide who were currently engaged in horticulture production activities. Responses were due by February 5, 2015.

  • 4. What types of questions were asked?

    The 2014 Census of Horticultural Specialties asked about horticulture activities during 2014, including:

    • Production of horticultural crops
    • Value of horticultural products
    • Square footage used for growing crops
    • Production expenses, and more

  • 5. Was response to the survey mandatory?

    Yes. United States law (Title 7, U.S. Code) requires all those who received a 2014 Census of Horticultural Specialties to respond.

  • 6. Does NASS publish individual respondent information?

    No. Respondents are guaranteed by law (Title V, Subtitle A, Public Law 107-347) that their individual information will be kept confidential.


CENSUS OF HORTICULTURAL SPECIALTIES RESULTS

  • 7. When will NASS release 2014 Census of Horticultural Specialties results?

    NASS will publish the 2014 Census of Horticultural Specialties report on Monday, December 14, at Noon ET. The 2014 Census of Horticultural Specialties results will be accessible online in several formats, including NASS' searchable QuickStats database and a full PDF publication.

  • 8. Where can I find Census of Horticultural Specialties data?

    Several options will be provided for accessing the 2014 Census of Horticultural Specialties data. A PDF version of the 2014 Census of Horticultural Specialties results will be accessible online. Data will also be available via QuickStats, a searchable database . Additional summary results and other materials will be provided. Visit www.agcensus.usda.gov to access the information online. Follow NASS on Twitter @usda_nass.

    For additional information on the Census of Horticultural Specialties, call the Agricultural Statistics Hotline at 800-727-9540 or email nass@nass.usda.gov.


METHODOLOGY

  • 9. What is methodology?

    In statistics, methodology is the survey processes by which data are collected, analyzed and summarized.

  • 10. Where can I learn more about the methodology?

    Appendix A of the 2014 Census of Horticultural Specialties report provides information about data collection and data processing activities and discusses the statistical methodology used in conducting and evaluating the survey.

  • 11. Where can I find definitions of terms and phrases used in the 2014 Census of Horticultural Specialties publication?

    Appendix B of the 2014 Census of Horticultural Specialties report includes definitions of specific terms and phrases used in the publication. It also provides an example of the report form and instruction sheet used to collect data.

  • 12. Are special tabulations available for data not published in the 2014 Census of Horticultural Specialties report?

    Special tabulations can be requested on the NASS website at http://www.nass.usda.gov/Data_and_Statistics/Special_Tabulations/.

  • 13. Who can I contact if I think there might be a problem with the data?

    If you have a concern about state-level data, please contact the appropriate USDA NASS regional office (http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/RFO/). If your concern is about national-level data, please contact or 800-727-9540. We can direct you to the appropriate subject matter expert.

 

Last Modified: 12/14/2015