Agricultural Waste Management Systems on Agricultural Land in the Conterminous United States, 1992: National Resource Inventory Conservation Practice 312

Metadata Updated: November 17, 2014

This data set represents the estimated percentage of the 1-km grid cell that is covered by or subject to the agricultural conservation practice (CP312), Agricultural Waste Management Systems on agricultural land by county. "An agricultural waste management system (AWMS) is a planned system in which all necessary components are installed and managed to control and use byproducts of agricultural production in a manner that sustains or enhances the quality of air, water, soil, plant, and animal resources. Agricultural waste management systems must be developed using the total systems approach. A total system accounts for all the waste associated with an agricultural enterprise throughout the year from production to utilization. In short, it is the management of all the waste, all the time, all the way." (U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1995) This data set was created with geographic information systems (GIS) and database management tools. The acres on which AWMS's are applied were totaled at the county level in the tabular NRI database and then apportioned to a raster coverage of agricultural land within the county based on the Enhanced National Land Cover Dataset (NLCDe) 1-kilometer resolution land cover grids (Nakagaki, 2003). Federal land is not considered in this analysis because NRI does not record information on those lands.

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Metadata Date February 11, 2005
Metadata Created Date March 15, 2013
Metadata Updated Date November 17, 2014
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2004 (publication)
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 11, 2005
Metadata Created Date March 15, 2013
Metadata Updated Date November 17, 2014
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2004 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Use Constraints: The NRI dataset is tabulated at the county level only and deemed accurate for this analysis (Nusser and Goebel, 1997). The spatial distribution of this data also assumes the NLCDe has an acceptable accuracy for this analysis (Nakagaki, 2003). Therefore this data set does not provide specific locations of a particular NRI code but the percent of county agricultural land that practices NRI code 607 over the total agricultural land in a particular county., Access Constraints: None
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Licence Although these data have been used by the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the U.S. Geological Survey as to the accuracy of the data. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Geological Survey in the use of these data, software, or related materials. The use of firm, trade, or brand names in this report is for identification purposes only and does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Geological Survey. The names mentioned in this document may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective trademark owners.
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