The Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (KYF) Compass and map describe only a portion of USDA and other federal resources available for local producers and food businesses.
When exploring the other federal projects, please keep in mind that in many cases we were only able to access data for a sampling of projects funded through a specific program. There may be relevant projects missing from the map. We are working with our federal partners to gather data on more local food-related projects, which will be added to the map in the coming months.
It may be tempting to add up the dollar amounts displayed on the map to estimate the overall monetary support for local and regional food systems, but this total would be misleading as not every relevant program or project is included.
USDA will continue to update the Compass case studies and the map over the coming months to showcase additional resources and projects that build jobs, economic opportunity, and healthy food access across the country.
The following chart explains the data layers displayed on the Compass map and provides links to downloadable versions of the data.
Projects that have received funding or technical assistance from federal agencies other than USDA. In many cases, the data on the map is only a sample of the local food-related projects that have been supported through these programs, not a comprehensive list.
The projects are supported through the following federal agencies and programs:
Slaughter and processing facilities that produce meat, poultry, and/or egg products regulated by USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Facilities that are listed in the FSIS directory as only handling imported products were excluded.
Number of seasonal high tunnels (also called hoop houses) funded by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) by zip code in 2010-11. For more information, see the EQIP Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative.
Information on population, income, education, employment, federal funds, organic agriculture, farm characteristics, farm financial indicators, top commodities, and more compiled by USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) for each of the United States.
Boundaries of tribal territories in the United States.
Note: This map includes Oklahoma Tribal Statistical Areas as delineated by the U.S. Census Bureau. Although these areas are associated with particular tribes and tribes have certain jurisdictional authorities and treaty rights in these areas, many Rural Development investments in these areas only in part benefit American Indians, or in fact may not benefit any American Indians or Tribes. Please contact Rural Development’s Native American Coordinator or Rural Development Staff in Oklahoma to verify whether or not particular investments within Oklahoma Tribal Statistical Areas are indeed investments benefitting American Indians.
* This data layer does not appear until you zoom in to county level.
** This data layer does not appear unless you zoom out to state level.
Disclaimer: USDA strives to make the information on this map as accurate as possible, however USDA makes no guarantees, claims, or promises about the accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of this information. The data may not have the accuracy, resolution, completeness, timeliness, or other characteristics appropriate for applications that potential users of the data may contemplate. No warranty is made by USDA for use of the data for purposes not intended by USDA. This information may change over time. USDA obtains data from sources including but not limited to governmental and private entities, as identified under "Data Sources"; these data are collected and integrated into USDA’s maps but accuracy and completeness are not independently verified. References to non-USDA products do not constitute an endorsement by USDA. The information on this map should not be considered authoritative and are neither official records nor legal documents. In no event shall USDA have any liability whatsoever for payment of any consequential, incidental, special, or tort damages of any kind arising out of the use of or reliance on the geographic data on this map. It is the user’s responsibility to verify the accurateness of any information on this map.