ABM 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).
National Agricultural Statistics Service has a California page.; also see Calfornia Agricultural Statistics (Annual Publication) and also see Agricultural Quick Stats which has searchable county data.
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.
See the tab "Books" towards the top of the page for the details of getting these items.
Also, you might be able to find relevant soil survey data online: Web Soil Survey
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).
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: