Major Land Uses

Metadata Updated: November 10, 2020

ERS has been a source of major land use estimates in the United States for over 50 years, and the related U.S. cropland used for crops series dates back to 1910. The Major Land Uses (MLU) series is the longest running, most comprehensive accounting of all major uses of public and private land in the United States. The series was started in 1945, and has since been published about every 5 years, coinciding with the Census of Agriculture. See the latest report in the series, Major Uses of Land in the United States, 2007.

Data from all 14 Major Land Uses reports have been combined into a set of files showing major land use estimates by region and State from 1945 to 2007. Alaska and Hawaii were added in 1959, when they achieved Statehood. Since Alaska contains such vast acreage, 50-State totals in all categories prior to 1959 may appear to change precipitously.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons CCZero

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References

http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/major-land-uses/reference-citations.aspx

Dates

Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020

Metadata Source

Harvested from USDA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020
Publisher Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Unique Identifier Unknown
Maintainer
Identifier USDA-ERS-00076
Data First Published 2020-04-16
Data Last Modified 2020-04-16
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 005:13
Metadata Context https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.jsonld
Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
Data Dictionary http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/major-land-uses/glossary.aspx
License https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Program Code 005:041
Related Documents http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/major-land-uses/reference-citations.aspx
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 53fb9cb88d463917c08ee939b6e46ed1001dd850
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial United States

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