Financial Characteristics of Horticultural FarmsEntry ID: USDA0312
Abstract: The statistical information in the "Financial Characteristics of Horticultural Farms" dataset provides an overview of farm business financial performance (such as income statements, balance sheets, and financial ratios) for 1987 through 1991 as sources from USDA's Annual Farm Costs and Return Survey (FCRS). These FCRS data are "industry-level" estimates for all growers of nonedible horticultural ... crops and, with the exception of cut Christmas tree farms, data are not available for subsectors such as nursery plant farms and cut flower farms. However, detailed financial data are available by year, by economic classes, and by region.
Collection Organization: Economic Research Service.
Collection Methodology: USDA Annual Farm Costs and Return
Survey, Census of Agriculture.
Collection Frequency: Annually.
Update Characteristics: Updated in its entirety.
The data reside in 76 LOTUS 1-2-3 worksheet files, 8 Lotus
Freelance Graphics files, and one ASCII text file.
Data Center: USDA Economic Research Service
Dissemination Media: Diskette, Internet gopher, Internet home
File Format: ASCII, Lotus/dBase
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Start Date: 1987-01-01Stop Date: 1991-12-31
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Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: djohnson at econ.ag.gov
USDA Economic Research Service Commercial Agriculture Division (CAD) 1301 New York Avenue, NW, Room 832D
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20005-4788
Johnson, Doyle C. and Johnson, Tara M. (no date). "Financial
Performance of U.S. Floriculture and Environmental Horticulture
Farm Businesses, 1987-91," Statistical Bulletin No. 862.
Washington, DC : Commodity Economics Division, Economic Research
Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-08-29