A regionally-adapted implementation of conservation agriculture delivers rapid improvements to soil properties associated with crop yield stability

Maize and soybean yield data set for Precision Zonal Management (PZM) project from 2012-2015. Project compared chisel plow tillage against ridge tillage (PZM) systems, with and without winter cereal rye cover crops. Experimental sites in four US states: IL, MI, MN and PA. Data set provides plot-level yield data (kg/ha) for each site-year and for both crops. File also contains data set of maize and soybean yield stability, with soil properties measured in 2015 (end of experimental period) and delta values (values in 2015 minus values prior to experiment establishment in 2011).

Plants and Crops

AgAR (Agricultural Antibiotic Resistance)

An Environmental Component of a "One Health" approach, the mission of the Agricultural Antibiotic Resistance (AgAR) project is to

  • develop practical tools and protocols to measure antibiotic drugs, resistant bacteria and resistance genes in agriculturally-impacted soil, water, air, and food;
  • design and evaluate agricultural
Agroecosystems & Environment

USDA Table of Cooking Yields for Meat and Poultry

USDA Table of Cooking Yields for Meat and Poultry, Release 2, is an update of previously released USDA data. Data in the updated table, accessible below, are measures of changes in meat and poultry weights resulting from moisture and fat losses during cooking. The table includes percentages for cooking yield, moisture change, and fat change for specific cuts of meat and poultry prepared in USDA research studies according to specific cooking protocols.

Agricultural Products

USDA Nutrient Data Set for Retail Meat Cuts: Beef, Lamb, Pork and Veal

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Nutrient Data Laboratory (NDL), in collaboration with the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, National Pork Board, American Lamb Board, and meat scientists at selected universities, has conducted several research studies designed to update and expand nutrient data on retail meat cuts in the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (SR). These studies have provided current and accurate estimates of data to update SR, and the study results have been incorporated into data sets that can be used for nutrient labeling. NDL has developed these data sets, presented in an easy-to-use table format.  

Agricultural Products

NASS Data Visualization

NASS Data Visualization provides a dynamic web query interface supporting searches by Commodity (e.g. Cotton, Corn, Farms & Land, Grapefruit, Hogs, Oranges, Soybeans, Wheat), Statistic type (automatically refreshed based upon choice of Commodity - e.g. Inventory, Head, Acres Planted, Acres Harvested, Production, Yield) to generate chart, table, and map visualizations by year (2001-2016), as well as a link to download the resulting data in CSV format compatible for updating databases and spreadsheets.

Agricultural Products

NASS - Quick Stats

The Quick Stats Database is the most comprehensive tool for accessing agricultural data published by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). It allows you to customize your query by commodity, location, or time period. You can then visualize the data on a map, manipulate and export the results as an output file compatible for updating databases and spreadsheets, or save a link for future use. Quick Stats contains official published aggregate estimates related to U.S. agricultural production. County level data are also available via Quick Stats.

Agricultural Products

Data from: Color Analysis of Storage Roots from the USDA, ARS Sweetpotato Germplasm Collection

The periderm (skin) and stele (flesh) of sweet potato storage roots were measured using a Konica Minolta Chroma Meter, and data were recorded using the CIE 1976 L*a*b* and CIE L*C*h* color spaces. Data parameters presented are lightness (L*), red-green coordinate (a*), yellow-blue coordinate (b*), color intensity or chroma (C*), and hue angle (H*). Also included in this data set are percentage dry matter and root densities as these data are correlated to color values.

Plants and Crops

Feed the Future Grain Legumes Project Database

Data from this project focuses on the evaluation of breeding lines. These breeding lines, derived from 109 PIC populations specifically developed to combine abiotic and biotic stress tolerance, showed superior agronomic potential compared with checks and local landraces. The diversity, scale, and potential of the material in the PIC breeding pipeline is invaluable and requires continued support to ensure the release of varieties that promise to increase the productivity of common bean in the E. African region. Data available includes databases, spreadsheets, and images related to the project.

Agricultural Products

International Food Security

This dataset measures food availability and access for 76 low- and middle-income countries. The dataset includes annual country-level data on area, yield, production, nonfood use, trade, and consumption for grains and root and tuber crops (combined as R&T in the documentation tables), food aid, total value of imports and exports, gross domestic product, and population compiled from a variety of sources.

Ag Data Commons