Estimates of agricultural cropping-practices in counties in the conterminous United States as reported in the 1987 Census of Agriculture

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This coverage contains estimates of agricultural cropping-practices in counties in the conterminous United States as reported in the 1987 Census of Agriculture (U.S. Department of Commerce, 1989a). Agricultural cropping-practice data are reported as either acres, or as a percentage of county area. Agricultural cropping-practice estimates were generated from surveys of all farms where $1,000 or more of agricultural products were sold, or normally would have been sold, during the census year. Most of the attributes summarized represent 1987 data, but some information for the 1982 Census of Agriculture also was included. The polygons representing county boundaries in the conterminous United States, as well as lakes, estuaries, and other nonland-area features were derived from the Digital Line Graph (DLG) files representing the 1:2,000,000-scale map in the National Atlas of the United States (1970). Crops Agricultural cropping-practices Census of Agriculture Counties United States

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Metadata Date November 8, 2004
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 1994 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 8, 2004
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 1994 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Div. (WRD) (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Use Constraints: CENSUS DATA Estimates of agricultural cropping-practices by county were reported by the U.S. Department of Commerce (1989a, 1898b) in the 1987 Census of Agriculture. The estimates were constructed from surveys of all farms where $1,000 or more of agricultural products were sold, or normally would have been sold, during the census year. Sampling and statistics were used to account for nonresponding farm operations. Thus, the information in the Census of Agriculture is subject to sampling variability as well as reporting and coverage errors. Census disclosure rules prevent publication of information that would disclose the operation of individual farms. Thus, for example, one or two sod farms may be reported in a county, but no acreage of sod harvested is reported, because release of that information might disclose information about a particular farmer's operation. COUNTY BOUNDARIES The original files for this map were provided in 15 sections. Boundaries near the edges of sections have been adjusted in edgematching. Polygons that extend into the water (an ocean or the Great Lakes) should be considered arbitrary., Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -65.25698378
Bbox North Lat 48.26194027
Bbox South Lat 22.67774911
Bbox West Long -128.07002717
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Licence Although this data set has been used by the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the U.S. Geological Survey as to the accuracy of the data and related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Geological Survey in the use of this data, software, or related materials. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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