The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) 2017 Census of Agriculture web mapping application for major animal agricultural commodities.
APHIS worked collaboratively with NASS to create the 2017 Census mapping application to enable easy access to NASS animal agricultural commodities data, according to an announcement from APHIS. The web-based map application displays inventory and operations data for six major animal agricultural commodities at the state level and 13 major animal agricultural commodities at the county level.
APHIS noted that specialized mapping skills are not required to view and evaluate the data in this user-friendly, easy-to-navigate application.
APHIS noted a few highlights from the NASS 2017 Census of Agriculture web mapping application, including:
- Users can explore Census of Agriculture data and create custom maps of specific commodities in selected geographic regions based on user inputs. They can download data in CSV format or print a map in a graphic or PDF format.
- Commodities available to view and evaluate at the state level include: cattle, swine, poultry (broilers, layers and turkeys), sheep and goats, equine and aquaculture (only operations data are gathered for aquaculture).
- The 13 major animal agricultural commodities at the county level are cattle (beef and milk cows), beef cows, milk cows, hogs and pigs, all poultry, broilers, layers, turkeys, sheep and goats, sheep, goats, equines, aquaculture.
- The NASS 2017 Census of Agriculture web mapping application is available on the APHIS Geospatial Products and Services web page.