The first federal agricultural census for American Samoa was taken in 1920 as part of the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census Population and Housing Census Program. The last census under this arrangement was the 1990 census before these functions were returned to the United States Department of Agriculture-National Agricultural Statistic Services. The 1999 Agricultural Census was the first census conducted under the auspices of the USDA-NASS. Like the Population and Housing censuses under the Bureau of Census setup, the Agricultural Census is conducted every ten years. The census of agriculture is the recognized source of statistics about American Samoa's agricultural production and the only source of consistent, comparable data at the district and county levels.
The statistics collected relate to places qualifying as census farm. A farm was defined as a place having a minimum number of livestock, poultry, fruit and nut trees, or any crops or vegetables harvested for sale. The definition (used since 1920) was changed in 1990. The new farm definition was a place from which $100 or more of agricultural products were sold or normally would have been sold during the census year. The 1999 Agricultural Census of American Samoa
Results of the 1999 Agricultural Census are posted in the USDA web site and can be retrieved with the following link. www.nass.usda.gov/census