1974 Census of Agriculture


The 1974 Census of Agriculture was issued in four volumes. The U.S. Government Documents collection in Lehman Library has the entire set. Detailed holdings are described below.

Volumes which contain tables specifically about New York are highlighted.

  • Volume 1
    State and County Data.
    54 pts.
    C 3.31/4: 974/v.1/pt.1-54 - U.S. Government Documents
    Consists of one part for each state, the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands. Contains state and county data. Includes maps of each state, showing counties, county seats, mountains and rivers.
    • Pt. 32: New York
  • Volume 2
    Statistics by Subject.
    9 pts.
    C 3.31/9: 974/v.2/pt.1-9 - U.S. Government Documents
    Individual chapters contain total data for the U.S., geographic regions and divisions, and states.
    • Pt. 1: General Information: Procedures for Collection, Processing, and Classification
    • Pt. 2: Farms: Acreage, Value of Land and Buildings, Land Use, Size of Farm, Farm Debt
    • Pt. 3: Tenure, Type of Organization, Contracts, Operator Characteristics, Principal Occupations
    • Pt. 4: Farm Expenditures, Labor, Equipment and Facilities, Chemicals
    • Pt. 5: Livestock, Poultry, Livestock and Poultry Products, Fish
    • Pt. 6: Crops, Nursery and Greenhouse Products
    • Pt. 7: Value of Products, Value of Sales Group, Other Income
    • Pt. 8: Standard Industrial Classification of Farms
    • Pt. 9: Irrigation and Drainage of Farms
  • Volume 3
    Agricultural Service

    C 3.31/12: 974/v.3 - U.S. Government Documents
    Data by county for each state covering establishments whose primary activities are providing agricultural services.
  • Volume 4
    Special Reports. 7 pts.
    C 3.31/5: 974/v.4/pt.1-7 - U.S. Government Documents
    • Pt. 1: Graphic Summary
      Almost entirely maps, many in color.
    • Pt. 2: Ranking Counties and States
    • Pt. 3: Coverage Evaluation
    • Pt. 4: Procedural History
    • Pt. 5: Corporations in Agricultural Production
    • Pt. 6: Partnerships in Agricultural Production
    • Pt. 7: Agricultural Production and Marketing Contracts