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.