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Grass-fed beef producers and retailers map

posted on 2024-06-07, 19:07 authored by Skye Aney, Emile Elias, Paige Ramsey, Joel Cisneros
This data package includes two shapefiles and their associated attribute tables. The two files, and, contain all internet-discoverable (at the time of data collection, July-August 2020; with minor edits/additions circa June 2022) grass-fed beef producers and retailers in the Southwest and Southern Plains of the U.S. (Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah), compiled through an internet search. The data were initially collected in August of 2020 using publicly available information from Google search engine and Google map searches with the intention of informing members of the Sustainable Southwest Beef Project (USDA NIFA grant #2019-69012-29853) team about existing grass-fed beef producers and retailers in the study area.


The Sustainable Southwest Beef CAP is supported by the USDA-NIFA (USDA-NIFA-AFRI-Sustainable Agricultural Systems, Grant Number: 2019-69012-29853).

USDA-ARS, 3050-11210-009-00D


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Data Manager

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Environmental Data Initiative (EDI)

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This information is released under the Creative Commons license - Attribution - CC BY ( The consumer of these data ("Data User" herein) is required to cite it appropriately in any publication that results from its use. The Data User should realize that these data may be actively used by others for ongoing research and that coordination may be necessary to prevent duplicate publication. The Data User is urged to contact the authors of these data if any questions about methodology or results occur. Where appropriate, the Data User is encouraged to consider collaboration or co-authorship with the authors. The Data User should realize that misinterpretation of data may occur if used out of context of the original study. While substantial efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of data and associated documentation, complete accuracy of data sets cannot be guaranteed. All data are made available "as is." The Data User should be aware, however, that data are updated periodically and it is the responsibility of the Data User to check for new versions of the data. The data authors and the repository where these data were obtained shall not be liable for damages resulting from any use or misinterpretation of the data. Thank you.

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Geographic location - description

U.s. Southwest And Southern Plains: Bounding Box For The U.s. Southwest And Southern Plains (az, Ca, Co, Ks, Nv, Nm, Ok, Tx, Ut), Jornada Basin

ISO Topic Category

  • geoscientificInformation
  • climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
  • farming
  • environment
  • biota

Ag Data Commons Group

  • Jornada Experimental Range

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

agroecosystems; rangelands; sustainable agricultural intensification

OMB Bureau Code

  • 005:18 - Agricultural Research Service

OMB Program Code

  • 005:040 - National Research

ARS National Program Number

  • 216

Pending citation

  • No

Public Access Level

  • Public