Subject Guides: Agricultural Statistics 


  • Status of Wisconsin Agriculture
    Current WI farm financial conditions, situation and outlook for farm products. From UW-Madison Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Other States and Regional

  • Census of Agriculture : State Level Data
    The Census of Agriculture, taken every five years, is a complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. The Census looks at land use and ownership, operator characteristics, production practices, income and expenditures and many other areas.

United States

  • Dairy Yearbook 
    Annual data on production, supply, use of milk and manufactured dairy products; also includes wholesale and retail price indexes, prices received by farmers, milk production costs, and regional shares of U.S. milk production. Also in spreadsheet format.  (Search Cornell's USDA Economics and Statitistics System with the phrase "dairy yearbook".)

Primary Agencies Involved

  • National Agricultural Statistics Service - A USDA Agency
    NASS conducts hundreds of surveys every year and prepares reports covering virtually every aspect of U.S. agriculture. Production and supplies of food and fiber, prices paid and received by farmers, farm labor and wages, farm finances, chemical use, and changes in the demographics of U.S. producers are only a few examples.
  • Economic Research Service - A USDA Agency
    ERS conducts research on economic and policy issues involving food, farming, natural resources, and rural development.


  • USDA Economics, Statistics and Market Information System: Trade and International
    Contains nearly 2500 reports and datasets from several agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These materials cover U.S. and international agriculture and related topics. Available titles include both current and historical data. 

  • UN Commodity Trade Statistics Database (UN Comtrade)Licensed access for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff.
    Downloadable data on international commodity trade from over 130 countries. Data is detailed by commodity and partner country, and includes value in US dollars and (where possible) quantity. For many countries the data coverage starts as far back as 1962 and goes up to the most recent completed year. Campus users can download unlimited data. If you are not affiliated with the University, you can still Open to everyone. view the data.