United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The USDA provides an enormous array of information on its core site, through the Economic Research Service (ERS), the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and Education and Outreach.

Crop Statistics: An Example

Doing a search to find a particular specific fact may not be as easy as one would wish. Here's an example of how to find how many acres of cucumbers were planted and harvested for pickles (with a bow in the direction of Altus, Arkansas' pickle capital).screen capture of NASS page, showing where to start to search for stats on crops and plants

Then pick Crops from the first menu under Statistics by Subject:

crops under statistics by subject

Choose Vegetables, then Cucumbers, from the menus, and you'll get a list of data items that you can choose from. Mark the ones you want, then click continue.

choose vegetables, then cucumbers, from the menus