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2012 Census Full Report Release Date

U.S. Summary and State Data
A comprehensive summary of agricultural activity for the United States and for each state. Includes number of farms by size and type, inventory and values for crops and livestock, operator characteristics, and much more.

    U.S. by Table | States by Table

You can also download the report as a single text or pdf file.

    TXT| PDF

To learn how we conducted the Census or to view the Census report form, use these links.

   Appendix A - Census of Agriculture Methodology
    Appendix B - General Explanation and Report Form

May 2, 2014

State and County Data
A comprehensive summary of agricultural activity for each state and its counties, or county equivalent.   

    State-level Data | County-level Data

May 2, 2014

Puerto Rico - PDF | by Table | Municipios

June 27, 2014

Specialty Crops - TXT  |  PDF
National and state data on number of farms, land in farms, irrigated acreage, value of sales, and operator characteristics for specialty crops as defined in the 2008 Farm Bill.

Feb 13, 2015

Specialty Crops for Outlying Areas: Puerto Rico - TXT  |  PDF
Data on number of farms, acres harvested, and value of sales for specialty crops in Puerto Rico.

Feb 13, 2015
Online ResourcesRelease Date

Quick Stats 2.0
Query the 2012 Census of Agriculture database to retrieve customized tables with Census data at the national, state, and county levels.

May 2, 2014

Desktop Data Query Tool 2.0
Access 2012 Census data with this downloadable desktop application. Query by Census table or browse additional cross-tabulation tables not available in Quick Stats. All data queries are downloadable as .csv files for use in spreadsheets.

May 2, 2014

Agricultural Atlas
View profiles of the nation’s agriculture at the county-level in a series of multicolor pattern and dot maps.

May 2, 2014

Ag Census Web Maps
Use this online application to access key Census data through a collection of interactive maps.

Sep 26, 2014
(Initial Release)

Ag Census Highlights
A series of topical fact sheets about the characteristics, conditions and trends among U.S. farms and farmers.

May 2, 2014
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Subject SeriesRelease Date

History of the 2012 Census of AgriculturePDF
A detailed report describing the planning and execution of the 2012 Census of Agriculture.


American Indian Reservations - TXT  |  PDF  |  CSV
Agricultural and demographic reservation-level data for all farms on American Indian reservations

Aug 29, 2014

Watersheds - TXT  |  PDF  |  CSV
Selected Census statistics for the 6-digit Hydrologic Unit Code (watershed) boundaries.

Nov 24, 2014

Selected Census statistics by typology categories that group farms with similar characteristics.

Jan 29, 2015

Special Organics Tabulation - TXT  |  PDF  
Selected Census statistics of operator and farm characteristics by all farms and farms with organic sales.

Sep 30, 2014

Years on Present Farm of Principal Operator
Selected census statistics of farms by the number of years the principal operator operated any part of the operation.

Feb 25, 2015
Special StudiesRelease Date

2013 Census of Aquaculture
Data about the U.S. aquaculture sector at the national and state levels.

Sep 29, 2014

2013 Farm and Ranch Irrigation Survey
Data on irrigation and water use across the agricultural industry at national, state, and water resources area levels.

Nov 13, 2014

2014 Census of Horticulture Specialties
Data at national and state levels on number and kinds of horticultural specialty operations, value of sales, and types of products.

Dec 14, 2015

2014 Tenure, Ownership and Transition of Agricultural Land (TOTAL)
A comprehensive picture of farm land ownership and farm economics, including: operating expenses, demographic information on land owners, capital expenses, farm debt and assets, labor needs, and household characteristics.

Aug 31, 2015

2014 Organic Survey
Acreage, production, sales, price, expenses, and other data for various organic crop and livestock commodities at national, state, and commodity levels.

Sep 17, 2015

2015 Local Food Marketing Practices Survey
Data on the production and marketing of locally and regionally produced agricultural food products from farmers.

Dec 20, 2016
Rankings and Profiles Release Date

State and County Profiles

May 29, 2014

Race, Ethnicity and Gender Profiles

Aug 29, 2014

Ranking: Market Value Ag Products

May 2, 2014

2012 Congressional District Profiles

Jul 28, 2014

2012 Congressional District Rankings

Jan 22, 2015
Custom Census Products Release Date

Land Use Practices
Land use practices data at the national, state and county level.

Jul 28, 2016

2014 State Specific Organic Survey Publications
State specific data on certified organic farms, acreage, production and sales.

May 10, 2016

2014 State Specific Horticultural Specialties Publications
State specific data on production and sales data for floriculture, nursery, and other horticultural specialty crops.

Aug 31, 2016

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Last Modified: 12/16/2016