The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations collect data to support your grant proposals, writing assignments and digital projects. Explore the following databases to locate statistics and and data on your topic(s).
Food & Agriculture Division of the U.N. Statistical Division
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Statistics Division(FAOStat) provides free and easy access to data for 245 countries and 35 regional areas from 1961 through the most recent year available. You can browse or download statistical data by subject, item and year.
To search for a particular dataset, you can select the category that you are interested in (such as "Production") then select the item that you are interested in (such as "sugar cane)" and then select the time that interest you (such as "1990 to present").
USDA Economics, Statistics & Market Information System
The commodity price database disseminates up-to-date information on prices of agricultural commodities, including bananas, wheat and corn among other things. Commodites continue to be added and the current database includes weekly data, monthly and annual averages.
To search for a particular data report, you should select the commodity, desired report type, and year of interest. Some commodities that were recently added may only have current data available.