WASHINGTON – USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released “The Ranking of Congressional Districts Report and The Congressional District Profiles” from the 2002 Census of Agriculture on the Internet.

With the release of these two reports on the NASS public website, information covered by the 2002 Census of Agriculture is now available on congressional districts throughout the United States. Data in the Ranking report are presented by congressional districts for all States, except Alaska, Delaware, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming which are "at large" States. The state total is presented for these seven States.

The statistics presented in this report include: operator characteristics; farm characteristics; selected value of agricultural products sold; selected livestock inventories; and selected crops harvested.

The statistics presented in the Profiles report provide ranked items among the 435 districts in the U.S. Ranked items include: market value of agricultural product sold; value of sales by commodity group; top livestock inventory items; and top crop items. Also other congressional district highlights in this report are included, such as economic and operator characteristics.

To find congressional district information online, go to the www.nass.usda.gov/census/ website, and then click on either title under the "Vol 2 Subject Series" section. Census printed publications are available for sale through the National Technical Information Service at 1-800-999-6779.

Production, economic, demographic and environmental facts about U. S. agriculture are provided through regularly scheduled weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports. For additional agricultural information, visit NASS online at www.usda.gov/nass/ for aggregate facts and figures or call 1-800-727-9540.

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