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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

CSFII 1994-96, 1998 Instructions for Downloading files
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We suggest you print these instructions before you begin the download. Click on the "printable version" link above. Then click on File > Print > OK.

Each download item is a single self-extracting executable PKZip® data file.
The amount of free disk space needed to store the uncompressed files is:

File 1994-98 1989-91
survey data 420mb 300mb
weights 40mb --
field lists 180kb 222kb
Technical Databases or Coding Manual 52mb 2.3mb

To download:

  1. On the survey page, select the file in the drop down box. Click on the "GO" button. In the dialog box that pops up, click on "save" or "save (link) target as."
  2. In the "save as" dialog box, select a destination directory in which to save the downloaded file. Click "save" to begin the download.
  3. After the download is complete, use "Windows Explorer" or "My Computer" to locate the file in the destination directory.
  4. For self-extracting files, begin the extraction by double-clicking on the file. (Your antivirus or firewall software may give you a warning such as "The publisher could not be verified. Are you sure you want to run this software?" To continue extracting, click on "Run.") In the dialog box that opens, click "finish." When asked whether to create a directory, click "yes." The extraction software will create a directory on your C drive labeled "CSFII" and a subdirectory labeled with the survey year, e.g., "C:\CSFII\9498." 

Last Modified: 10/2/2014
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