ARMS Farm Financial and Crop Production Practices

What Is the Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS)?

The Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's primary source of information on the production practices, resource use, and economic well-being of America’s farms and ranches. The results of this survey give farmers, ranchers, and many others factual insights into many aspects of farming, ranching, and conditions in agricultural communities.

Access ARMS Data

Users can view and download data that summarize production practices, resource use, and financial well-being across different types of farms and ranches.

  • Crop Production Practices
    Status and trends in crop production practices for several field crops. To access these data, see Tailored reports: Crop Production Practices. Data were last updated April 23, 2015, reflecting the 2013 survey.
  • Farm Structure and Finance

    Errata: Due to a server failure, some data within the Tailored Reports: Farm Structure and Finance in the ARMS Farm Financial and Crop Production Practices data product were misreported as "NA" starting on or about April 21, 2021, through May 26, 2021. The issue was resolved on May 26, 2021, and the relevant data restored.

    Structure and financial status and performance of U.S. farm operators, their households, and farm businesses. ERS has released a new ARMS data dissemination tool developed in response to stakeholder feedback. The tool allows for more interaction with the ARMS data, includes charting capability, and has an application program interface (API) for direct queries. Data were last updated December 18, 2020, to include 2019 data.

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