Mis­sion Statement:

The Nation­al Agri­cul­tur­al Sta­tis­tics Ser­vice pro­vides time­ly, accu­rate, and use­ful sta­tis­tics in ser­vice to U.S. agriculture.

The USDA’s Nation­al Agri­cul­tur­al Sta­tis­tics Ser­vice (NASS) con­ducts hun­dreds of sur­veys every year and pre­pares reports cov­er­ing vir­tu­al­ly every aspect of U.S. agri­cul­ture. Every 5 years NASS con­ducts the Cen­sus of Agri­cul­ture which pro­vides com­pre­hen­sive nation­al, State and coun­ty data as well as select­ed data for Puer­to Rico, Guam, Vir­gin Islands, North­ern Mar­i­ana Islands and Amer­i­can Samoa Islands. NASS annu­al­ly pub­lish­es approx­i­mate­ly 450 agri­cul­tur­al sta­tis­ti­cal nation­al reports and thou­sands of addi­tion­al agri­cul­tur­al sta­tis­ti­cal State reports, cov­er­ing more than 120 crops, 45 live­stock items, and 12 major eco­nom­ic and envi­ron­men­tal cat­e­gories. These releas­es are com­ple­ment­ed by State agri­cul­tur­al sta­tis­ti­cal releas­es. These basic and objec­tive data are crit­i­cal to main­tain an order­ly asso­ci­a­tion between the con­sump­tion, sup­ply, mar­ket­ing, expens­es, and income sec­tors of agriculture.