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Food Systems

This guide is directed primarily at students in the School for Environment and Sustainability whose work intersects with the Food Systems theme. Includes resources for studying food as it relates to environmental issues, sustainability, policy & society.

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Michigan Food Systems ⟩ Agricultural Data

The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service conducts a National Agricultural Census every five years. The census is currently conducted in years ending in 7 and 2. The most recent Agricultural Census was in 2017; the next will be in 2022.

USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Michigan Field Office (part of the Great Lakes Regional Field Office)

State Agriculture Overview for Michigan

Census of Agriculture: 2017 Census Volume 1, Chapter 1: State Level Data

Census of Agriculture: 2017 Census Volume 1, Chapter 2: County Level Data

Michigan County Estimates

Ag Census Profiles by County

CropScape - USDA Cropland data layer for GIS applications

Michigan Food and Agricultural Systems Profiles

County Food System Profiles - Michigan county-level compilation of statistics based on USDA-NASS agricultural census data (compiled by MDARD). Lags the most recent agricultural census data by several years.

Michigan Agriculture Facts and Figures - general overview of Michigan agriculture. Based on data from USDA-NASS.

Historical statistics of the United States : colonial times to 1970. Includes historical agriculture statistics.

Research Database from the Michigan Craft Beverage Association.

MSU Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics - Document collection from AgEconSearch, curated by the University of Minnesota.

USDA Economics, Statistics and Market Information System (ESMIS) - Searchable database of over 2,000 documents from the five USDA agencies. Developed and maintained by Mann Library at Cornell University.