With over 6 million data points available in the initial release of the 2017 Census of Agriculture, the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) created additional products to help tell the story of agriculture at the state and county level. The California State and County Profiles are online at USDA’s AgCensus website, www.nass.usda.gov/AgCensus/
The profiles show ranked items within the U.S. and the state, as well as level changes from the 2012 Ag Census for select commodities. Also included are economic and producer characteristics.
Highlights about Stanislaus County include the county’s ag commodity total sales increasing from $2.23 billion in 2012 to $2.52 billion in 2017. The total number of farm operations in the county declined from 4,143 in 2012 to 3,621 in 2017, however larger acreage farms (500 to 999 acres) increased from 113 to 125 over the five-year period. One industry that saw a decline in Stanislaus County from 2012 to 2017 was dairy. The county went from having 238 milk farms in 2012 to 190 in 2017, with milk sales declining by nearly $15 million during that time. The sale of cattle, including calves, however, increased by $15 million.
Congressional District Rankings and Profiles will be available on the AgCensus website on June 28, and Zip Code Tabulations Sept. 18.
For assistance navigating the website or downloading your profile of interest, contact the NASS Pacific Regional Office at 916-738-6600.