Release Number: CB18-SFS.39 From Baseball: The National Pastime in the National Archives. “Millions of fans eagerly await the opening of the baseball season in April each year. During the late 19th and 20th centuries, baseball was the most widely played sport in the United States, earning the title ‘America’s pastime.’ As President Clinton said on […]

As reported in the Washington Post, the U.S. Census Bureau received a major boost in funding by congressional appropriators yesterday. According to the press report, “Census advocates got an unexpected surprise Wednesday night when the House’s $1.3 trillion spending bill for fiscal year 2018 included more funding for the Census Bureau than they had expected […]

Release Number: CB18-SFS.37 According to the American Nurses Credentialing Center, “Certified Nurses Day™ honors nurses worldwide who contribute to better patient outcomes through national board certification in their specialty. A registered nurse (RN) license allows nurses to practice. Certification affirms advanced knowledge, skill, and practice to meet the challenges of modern nursing. “Every March 19, […]

Release Number: CB18-SFS.33 According to the United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service: “The U.S. poultry industry is the world’s largest producer and second largest exporter of poultry meat and a major egg producer. U.S. consumption of poultry meat (broilers, other chicken, and turkey) is considerably higher than beef or pork, but less than […]

Release Number: CB18-SFS.32 According to the Census Bureau, the term “biodiesel” means mono-alkyl esters of fatty acids of a kind used as a fuel, derived from animal or vegetable fats and oils whether or not used. Biofuels include ethanol, methanol, biodiesel and gasohol. Key Stats: Sources: 2012 and 2007 Economic Censuses. The 2017 Economic Census […]

Release Number: CB18-SFS.36 According to the Ag Marketing Resource Center, Potato Profile, Overview: “Potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) are the fourth most important food crop in the world and the leading vegetable crop in the United States. Together, Idaho and Washington produce more than half of the annual supply, which totaled 441 million cwt in 2016, up […]

Release Number: CB18-SFS.35 In 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.Res.224 – Supporting the designation of Pi Day, and for other purposes. “Whereas Pi can be approximated as 3.14, and thus March 14, 2009, is an appropriate day for ’National Pi Day’: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives— supports the […]

Release Number: CB18-41 2030 Marks Important Demographic Milestones for U.S. Population The year 2030 marks an important demographic turning point in U.S. history according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 National Population Projections. By 2030, all baby boomers will be older than age 65. This will expand the size of the older population so that […]