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The Census of Agriculture provides a detailed picture every five years of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Conducted by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, the 2012 Census of Agriculture collected more than six million data items directly from farmers. The Ag Census Web Maps application makes this information available at the county level through a few clicks. The maps and accompanying data help users visualize, download, and analyze Census of Agriculture data in a geospatial context.

The Ag Census Web Maps below show the change in acres harvested of a few of the major crops in the United States from the 2007 Ag Census to the newly published 2012 Ag Census.

Corn Harvested for Grain – Change in Acreage: 2007 to 2012

Change in Acreage for Corn Harvested for Grain 2007 to 2012 #AgCensus #FridayFunAgFact

Dot distribution map where each blue dot represents a 2,000 acre increase and each red dot represents a 2,000 acre decrease of harvested corn for grain from 2007 to 2012.

All Wheat Harvested for Grain – Change in Acreage: 2007 to 2012

All Wheat Harvested for Grain Change in Acreage: 2007 to 2012 #AgCensus #FridayFunAgFact

Dot distribution map where each blue dot represents a 2,000 acre increase and each red dot represents a 2,000 acre decrease of harvested all wheat for grain from 2007 to 2012.

All Cotton Harvested – Change in Acreage: 2007 to 2012

All Cotton Harvested Change in Acreage: 2007 to 2012 #AgCensus #FridayFunAgFact

Dot distribution map where each blue dot represents a 2,000 acre increase and each red dot represents a 2,000 acre decrease of all cotton harvested from 2007 to 2012.

Soybeans Harvested for Beans – Change in Acreage: 2007 to 2012

Soybeans Harvested for Beans Change in Acreage: 2007 to 2012 #AgCensus #FridayFunAgFact

Dot distribution map where each blue dot represents a 2,000 acre increase and each red dot represents a 2,000 acre decrease of soybeans for beans harvested from 2007 to 2012.

Source: USDA NASS, 2012 Census of Agriculture, Ag Census Web Maps. Available at: www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/2012/Online_Resources/Ag_Census_Web_Maps/Overview/.

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