Agricultural Baseline Database

The agricultural baseline database provides 10-year projections for the annual USDA Agricultural Projections report, which is published in February each year.  The database covers current-year projections for major field crops (corn, sorghum, barley, oats, wheat, rice, soybeans, and upland cotton) and livestock (cattle, hogs, poultry and eggs, and dairy cattle).

Errata:  On November 6, 2019, the upland cotton farm price units in the “cotton_to_2029.xls” file of the early release tables of the Agricultural Baseline Database were corrected to dollars per pound from previously stated cents per pound. 

  • Current year’s projections of select attributes: machine-readable .csv file plus readme.txt (.zip file)
  • Current and historical projections in table format by commodity (complete) housed in the Albert R. Mann Library at Cornell University (Includes additional projections for macroeconomic and farm policy assumptions, specialty crops, farm income, and agricultural trade.)*   Early release tables for USDA Agricultural Projections to 2029 are available as of November 1, 2019.  The full U.S. Agricultural Baseline and set of tables will be posted mid February 2020.
  • Data visualization of select attributes of the current year’s projections with historical data
  • Annual USDA Agricultural Projections report



Last updated: Thursday, November 07, 2019

For more information contact: Erik Dohlman and James Hansen