Major Land Uses

Metadata Updated: February 4, 2018

ERS has been a source of major land use estimates in the United States for over 50 years, and the related U.S. cropland used for crops series dates back to 1910. The Major Land Uses (MLU) series is the longest running, most comprehensive accounting of all major uses of public and private land in the United States. The series was started in 1945, and has since been published about every 5 years, coinciding with the Census of Agriculture. See the latest report in the series, Major Uses of Land in the United States, 2007.

Data from all 14 Major Land Uses reports have been combined into a set of files showing major land use estimates by region and State from 1945 to 2007. Alaska and Hawaii were added in 1959, when they achieved Statehood. Since Alaska contains such vast acreage, 50-State totals in all categories prior to 1959 may appear to change precipitously.

Access & Use Information

Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons CCZero

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References

http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/major-land-uses/reference-citations.aspx

Dates

Metadata Created Date April 1, 2014
Metadata Updated Date February 4, 2018

Metadata Source

Harvested from USDA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date April 1, 2014
Metadata Updated Date February 4, 2018
Publisher Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Unique Identifier USDA-ERS-00076
Maintainer
Allison Borchers
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 005:13
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Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
Data Dictionary http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/major-land-uses/glossary.aspx
Harvest Object Id 49fbcbad-1772-4fbb-a32d-fa5527661c49
Harvest Source Id 50ca39af-9ddb-466d-8cf3-84d67a204346
Harvest Source Title USDA JSON
Data First Published 2011-12-19
License https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Data Last Modified 2014-06-17
Program Code 005:041
Related Documents http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/major-land-uses/reference-citations.aspx
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash bebf039fd827995f461953e92d1bb371a4d6ded1
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial United States

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