Estimated Pesticide Use by County

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This layer shows the estimated agricultural use of pesticide compounds for counties in the contiguous lower 48 states. Total pesticide use was calculated per area and for area in agricultural land. Additional layers for glyphosate, metolachlor, atrazine, acetochlor, 2,4-D were also calculated and available in the maproom as separate layers!

Cropland Data Layer, 2021

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This layer displays the Cropland Data Layer (CDL) developed by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The CDL is a raster, geo-referenced, crop-specific land cover data layer created annually for the continental United States using moderate resolution satellite imagery and extensive agricultural ground truth. The CDL has a ground resolution of 30 meters, and is validated using data from the USDA Farm Services Agency and United States Geological Survey. Historical CDL products are available for use and free for download through CropScape (https://nassgeodata.gmu.edu/CropScape/).

Drought Intensity, U.S. Drought Monitor

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This layer displays areas that experienced dry or drought conditions in the last seven days. Data are retrieved as shapefiles from the U.S. Drought Monitor and are updated on a weekly basis. The affected areas are represented by polygons, which are classified according to drought intensity. Using quantitative and objective indicators, as well as local condition and impact reports, the U.S. Drought Monitor defines each drought intensity level as follows:

D0 – Abnormally Dry
D1 – Moderate Drought
D2 – Severe Drought
D3 – Extreme Drought
D4 – Exceptional Drought
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For more information about the data, please see the U.S. Drought Monitor Data Classification web page.

Food Hubs

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Layer displays the location of Food Hubs across the US. Data was obtained from the USDA Local Food Directories on January 7, 2016

Farm to School Participation by School District

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This layer displays Farm to School participation based on responses to the 2013 Farm to School Census. Participation data refer primarily to activities occurring during the 2011-12 school year.

Cropland Data Layer, 2016

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The 2016 Cropland Data Layer (CDL) developed by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

Cropland Data Layer, 2017

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The 2017 Cropland Data Layer (CDL) developed by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

Agricultural Census, Field Crops, 2012

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A comprehensive summary of agricultural activity for the United States and for each state. Includes number of farms by size and type, inventory and values for crops and livestock, operator characteristics, and much more.

Cropland Data Layer, 2014

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The 2014 Cropland Data Layer (CDL) developed by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)