FMA 304: Food and Agribusiness Marketing
Summary of County Agricultural Commissioners Reports
County production data. Historical data can be had from these hard copy books in the library:
- Gross Values of California's Agricultural Production, by counties and commodity groups (1963-75)
- Summary of county Agricultural Commissioner's reports, gross values by commodity groups (1975-2002)
Contact Information for California County Agricultural Commissioners and Sealers. Includes links to websites. Most of the Ag Commissioners websites have past and current crop reports (crop reports often include livestock).
California Statistical Abstract from the California Dept of Finance has Agricultural and Demographic data by County. Scroll down the page to see links to the older editions. Older versions (1958-2003) can be had in hard copy here in the library.
California Agricultural Statistics Service, which has links to the 2007 Census of Agriculture California County Level Data; also see the Calfornia Agricultural Statistics
National Agricultural Statistics Service, which has a link to the Agricultural Quick Stats, Agricultural Quick Stats 2.0 which has searchable county data for the 2002 Census of Agriculture. ; Quick Stats 2.0 for the 1997 Census of Agriculture; and the 1992 Census of Agriculture
California Quickfacts from the Census Bureau
Detailed demographics by county is available.
|Western Regional Climate Center
Both current and historical data; includes a climate summary for California; Numerical weather data for many California Cities can be had from Weatherbase.
Natural Hazards Mitigation Plans
for cities and counties often have climate summaries in narrative form, particularly in the section on wildfires; do a Google.com search of: Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan [name of city or county]:
Pacific Southwest Major Land Resource Area Soil Survey Office, Region#2 has the online Web Soil Survey, where you can retrieve very detailed soil data. The Pacific Southwest Major Land Resource Area Soil Survey Office, Region#2 page also has some links to online soil surveys which might have a county summary. If you don't find the kind of data you want, try the soil surveys in the library (below).
Search the Library Catalog for the Subject: soils california [name of county] to find soil maps and soil surveys of the county in our collection here in the building.
3. Some Sources for the Industry/Commodity Assignment
|Market Share||Market Share Reporter
and the IBIS World databases:
See our FAQ on Market Share
|Firms, Industries||Wards Business Directory [Yearly]
Now available online.
Volume 5 "Ranked by Sales Within 4-Digit SIC".
Look at SIC codes 2011 through 2099 for food related industries (Volume 5). Look at NAICS codes 31111-312229 for food related industries (volume 8).
Where's this? ]CRB Commodity Yearbook [Yearly] Ref HF 1041. C56 (2nd Floor Business Reference shelf, color of cover changes every year. We no longer subscribe: last issue 2012. [
Has price and supply information on items traded on commodities futures exchanges.
Look at the "Markets Covered" listing to see if this book covers your crop or commodity. (You still have to come into the Library to see this book).
|Business Resources||You can look at some of the mainstream Business Sources, but be warned that many smaller industries and companies are not covered.|
Finding Trade Journals:
See the pages: