Provides a statistical look at food consumption, farms, and rural places in America. Topics include eating out, fruit and vegetable consumption, meat consumption, refined grain v. whole grain, sweeteners, and food expenditures and prices.
Includes data on individual commodities, the general economy, agricultural trade, farm income and expenses, farm prices, food prices and expenditures, and other statistical indicators of the food and agriculture system.
Furnishes soil maps and interpretations needed in giving technical assistance to farmers and ranchers; in guiding decisions about soil selection, use, and management; and in planning research and disseminating the results of research. The surveys also are used in educational programs about soil use and conservation.
Presents statistics on farms and farm operators; land use; farm income, expenditures, and debt; farm output, productivity, and marketing; foreign trade in agricultural products; specific crops; and livestock, poultry, and their products.