Value Added to Economy by Agricultural Sector: 1970 to 2005

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 807):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 72 rows and 37 columns.

In billions of dollars (55.1 represents $55,100,000,000). Data are consistent with the net farm income accounts and include income and expenses related to the farm operator dwellings. Value of agricultural sector production is the gross value of the commodities and services produced within a year. Net value-added is the sector’s contribution to the National economy and is the sum of the income from production earned by all factors-of-production. Net farm income is the farm operators’ share of income from the sector’s production activities. The concept presented is consistent with that employed by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development


  1. A positive value of inventory change represents current-year production
    not sold by December 31. A negative value is an offset to production from
    prior years included in current-year sales.
  2. Direct government payments minus motor vehicle registration and licensing
    fees and property taxes.
  3. Government payments reflect payments made directly to all recipients in the farm sector, including landlords.
    The nonoperator landlords share is offset by its inclusion in rental expenses paid to these landlords
    and thus is not reflected in net farm income or net cash income.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.