The Census of Agriculture is the leading source of facts and figures about American agriculture. Conducted every five years,
the Census provides a detailed picture of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. It is the only source of uniform,
comprehensive agricultural data for every state and county in the United States.
The 2012 Census of Agriculture collect information concerning all areas of farming and ranching operations, including production
expenses, market value of products, and operator characteristics. This information is used by everyone who provides services to farmers
and rural communities - including federal, state and local governments, agribusinesses, and many others.
The Economic Census (or census) is a periodic statistical program that obtains information about virtually every U.S. business
and publishes our Nation's most used and useful business statistics. The U.S. Census Bureau conducts the census every 5 years.
It provides information for calendar years ending in "2" and "7."
Economic survey produced by the US Department of Commerce every five years. 2007 is the most recent version available with
selected statistics by economic sector ans sub-sector for Maryland in the North American Industry Classification
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