Update & Revision History
ARMS data are released and/or revised twice a year. This
schedule governs updates to the data in this website tool, data
available in NASS/ERS data enclaves, data used by MOU holders, and
data used by ERS researchers. The releases are scheduled for
approximately May 31 and November 30 each year.
This page compiles updates and revisions to the data as of
November 27, 2012.
November 27, 2012
Added 2011 data for farm and household finances.
The 2011 all version ARMS Phase III dataset was
June 13, 2012
Corrections to fertilizer timing data in the Crop
Production Practices surveys for 2006-10 surveyed crops. Removal,
until further notice, of 1996-2005 fertilizer timing data.
Revised data describe the timing of nitrogen, phosphate,
and potash applications from the 2006 soybeans, 2007 cotton, 2009
wheat, and 2010 corn surveys. Revisions correct a coding error that
resulted in some applications of fertilizers being double-counted,
thereby over-estimating fertilizer applications by season. Timing
of fertilizer applications data for all other surveys/years has
been removed, and will be revised and loaded back into the tool
November 30, 2011
Added 2010 data for farm and household finances.
The 2010 all version ARMS Phase III dataset was released.
Notable additions to the 2010 Version 1 questionnaire include
detailed questions on rented land in section A and practices for
major crops in section B. Section I has major changes to questions
on the Internet, input purchases, direct sales, the ACRE program,
and base acres (dropped).
Added 2010 corn production practices data.
The 2010 ARMS Phase II dataset on corn producers was
Added comparability between conventional and organic
For the 2006 soybeans, 2009 wheat, and 2010 corn
production practices surveys, organic operations were over-sampled.
In this ARMS data addition, most production practice tables can be
sorted into conventional and organic systems, which allows easy
comparison of statistics between the two.