Cropland Data Layers

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Crop Land Data Layers, also known as CDLs, are published by USDA and provide estimates of historical crops cover.

Post Request Crop Data Layers




It is not uncommon for more than one crop to be grown on a CLU. These CLU boundaries are derived from the last publicly available distribution from 2008. A single CLU is approximately interpreted as a “field”. A Common Land Unit (CLU) is the smallest unit of land that has a permanent, contiguous boundary, a common land cover and land management, a common owner and a common producer in agricultural land associated with USDA farm programs.

The Ag-Analytics collection of the 2008 USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) CLUs Boundaries provides a service which a user can pass an extent (bounding box) and retrieve field boundaries in geojson. To our knowledge, this is the only CLU field boundary data service in the market. It is a frequently requested dataset and useful for researchers who seek pre-made field boundaries in order to conduct representative analyses, as well as other apps that wish to serve ‘starter’ field boundaries.


CLU Boundaries in Ag-Analytics FarmScope.




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