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MATH 141: Calculus I: Food Production Data

(Otto, Spring 2012)

International Agriculture Crop & Livestock Data (FAOSTAT)

FAOSTAT provides time-series and cross sectional international data from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations relating to food and agriculture for some 200 countries.  It will soon support a national version, CountrySTAT, for a number of target countries, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa.

Major contents include: commodities by country, countries by commodities, countries ranked in the world by commodity, food production, trade, food supply, supply utilization accounts/food balance domain (e.g. production, trade, feed & seed, waste, other utilization, consumption, quantities, calories, proteins, fats), food security, food prices, resources, forestry, fisheries, country data.

U.S. Crop Production (USDA-NASS)

 
These reports contains annual U.S. data for acreage, yield, and production by crop for grains and oilseeds, sugar crops, cotton, tobacco, and others ranging from 1941 to present. Information on area planted and harvested, yield, and production is provided by type of crop, as well as the planted and harvested area, yield, and production of crops in the U.S. cumulatively. An annual crop summary and annual weather summary is also included at the end of the report.
 
 

U.S. & Canadian Livestock Production (USDA-NASS)

USDA Meat Animals Production, Disposition, and Income Annual Summary (1936-present)

These reports provides the annual balance sheet and income estimates for cattle and hogs in annual reports dating from 1936 to present. Releases prior to 2012 also include estimates for sheep. Statistics included are estimates of beginning and ending inventories, births, deaths, inshipments, marketings, and ending inventories; also total production and marketings in pounds, average prices, value of production, cash receipts, home consumption, and gross marketings by state and U.S., for previous years.

Commercial Fish Caught (PacFin)

Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) (United Nations Statistics)

These are statistical resources by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

Spring Wheat

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