1992 Census of Agriculture

The entire 1992 Census of Agriculture is available on the Dept. of Agriculture web site. The 1992 Census of Agriculture was issued in three volumes. The U.S. Government Documents collection in Lehman Library has a complete set. Detailed holdings are described below.

Volumes which contain tables specifically about New York are highlighted.

  • Volume 1
    Geographic Area Series.

    C 3.31/4:992/v.1 - U.S. Government Documents
    This volume consists of separate reports for the U.S and each of the 50 States, and an additional volume which includes American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Each part contains charts, state data, and county data.
  • Volume 2
    Subject Series.
    5 pt.
    C 3.31/12: 992/v.2/pt.1-5 - U.S. Government Documents
    • Pt. 1:  Agricultural Atlas of the United States
      Almost entirely maps, many in color.
      Also has map transparencies (2) in pocket of inside back cover: Boundaries for the 1992 Census of Agriculture.
      This report graphically illustrates the Nation's agriculture by dot and multicolor pattern maps. The maps provide displays on major topics from the 1992 Census of Agriculture including number of farms, value of land and buildings, farm size, farms by value of sales, tenure and characteristics of farm operators, principal occupation of operator, and farms by type of organization. In addition, the report covers land in farms and land use, irrigation, market value of agricultural products sold, farm-related income, farm production expenses, machinery and equipment, agricultural chemicals, livestock and poultry inventories and sales, crops harvested including vegetables, fruit, and nursery and greenhouse crops.
    • Pt. 2: Coverage Evaluation
    • Pt. 3: Ranking of States and Counties
    • Pt. 4: History
    • Pt. 5: ZIP Code Tabulations of Selected Items (not published?)
  • Volume 3
    Related Surveys.
    1 pt.
    C 3.31/12: 992/v.3/pt.1 - U.S. Government Documents

The Electronic Data Service also has the 1992 Census of Agriculture available on CD-ROM:

  • 1992 Census of Agriculture, Geographic Area Series.
    HD 1769 .C46 - Electronic Data Service (CD-ROM)

    • 1B: U.S. Summary and County Level Data
    • 1C: U.S. Summary, State Data File, and Cross-Tab Data File
    • 2A: Subject Series: ZIP Code Tabulations: Farms by ZIP Code (1992 & 1987 Census)
    • SPEC: AG Specialty Disc: Congressional Tabulation (103rd Congress), 1992 Coverage Evaluation, 1992 F&R Irrigation Survey, 1992 Public Use Files (U.S. & State), Outlying Area (Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands), Zip Code Tabulation (2 copies)
    Technical documentation at:
    • C 3.2:T 22/3/992 - Electronic Data Service
    • C 3.2:T 22/4/ - Electronic Data Service