Federal Data

Downloading data from the NASS Quick Stats website using R

Data provided at NASS Quick Stats is very useful in understanding the history and state of agricultural production at aggregate levels (county and state). Also, they have been used widely in various studies, including the estimation of climate change impacts on crop yield. In this blog post, I will show how to download NASS Quick Stats data from within R using the rnassqs package. While their website is useful, they allows you to download (50,000) records (rows of data) at a time.