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ARMS Farm Financial and Crop Production Practices

Economic Well-Being of US Farm Households – The USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) has released its latest data from the annual Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) which is “… USDA’s primary source of information on the financial condition, production practices, and resource use of America’s farm businesses and the economic well-being of America’s farm households … The field-level phase collects information on production practices and costs (fertilizer, pesticide, labor, tillage, seed, etc.) for target commodities. The farm-level phase collects financial information for farm businesses and a variety of financial and demographic information (age, education, occupation, off-farm income, etc.) for farm operators and their households …”

Document Title: The title of the December 8, 2016 USDA ERS Data Set is “ARMS Farm Financial and Crop Production Practices”

Organization: USDA Economic Research Service (ERS)

Source: December 8, 2016 ERS e-mail announcement of the availability of the data set.

Web site: The December 8, 2016 ARMS Farm Financial and Crop Production Practices Data Sets are available at

Additional information about the Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) Data is available at

The USDA ERS topic page on Farm Household Well-being is available at

Contact: Questions about the ARMS data may be directed to Jeffrey W Hopkins who is with the USDA Economic Research Service at 202 694 5121; e-mail:

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