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Definition: An addition to the U.S. Census for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880, the Agricultural schedule lists the holdings of individual farms. The first agricultural census recorded the name of the owner, agent or manager of the farm; the value of farming implements and machinery; horses, asses and mules; milch (milk) cows; working oxen; other cattle; sheep; swine; the value of livestock; bushels of wheat; bushels of Indian corn; bushels of oats; pounds of rice; and pounds of tobacco. Even more detailed information was added for subsequent years. The U.S. agricultural schedules are a gold mine of information for the many Americans with ancestors who were farmers.

Pronunciation: [ag-ruh-kul-chur-uhl skej-ool] • (noun  

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