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January 23, 2008

January 23, 2008 - New USDA Economic Research Service Data Available

The ERS State Fact Sheets contain frequently requested data for each state and for the total United States. These include current data on population, per-capita income, earnings per job, poverty rates, employment, unemployment, farm and farm-related jobs, farm characteristics, farm financial characteristics, top agricultural commodities, top export commodities, and the top counties in agricultural sales.

Poverty data from 2005 (the most recent available) has been added.

Resources:

U.S. Summary Page
Minnesota State Fact Sheet


December 27, 2007

December 27, 2007 - 2008 Statistical Abstract Now Available

The Census Bureau has released the 2008 online version of its best know annual statistical resource, The Statistical Abstract of the United States. The Abstract compiles statistics from across government agencies and groups the information by broad subject. Included topics are agriculture; education; geography & environment; labor force, employment, & earnings; transportation; elections; and health & nutrition. Although the main geographic area covered is the United States, the Statistical
Abstract also includes interntaionl statistics, and foreign commerse & aid. The source for each statistical table is also given so users can find additional information.

Here are just a couple examples of tables found in the Statistical Abstract:

Purchasing Power of the Dollar: 1950 to 2006

Movers by Type of Move and Reason for Moving: 2006

Top 10 U.S. Export Markets for Selected Commodities: 2006

Normal Monthly and Annual Precipitation - Selected Cities

Self-Described Religious Identification of Adult Population: 1990 and 2001

Expenditures Per Consumer Unit for Entertainment and Reading: 1985 to 2005

September 28, 2007

September 28, 2007 - Largest Corn Crop ever Forecasted

2007 is set to produce the largest corn crop in United States History with current forecasts at 13.3 billion bushels. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service's Crop Production September 12th numbers, production is expected to average 155.8 bushels per acre. This number is second only to the 2004 average. The Crop Production website includes historical data back to the 1960's as well as forecasts for other crops.

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Source: USDA