A Common Land Unit (CLU) is the smallest unit of land that has a permanent, contiguous boundary, a common land cover and land management, a common owner and a common producer in agricultural land associated with USDA farm programs. CLU boundaries are delineated from relatively permanent features such as fence lines, roads, and/or waterways.
If you are an FSA/NRCS/RD employee or have an E-Authentication account, go directly to the USDA Geospatial Data Gateway
to order the Common Land Unit (CLU) data. Be sure to click on the Login menu item for the E-Authentication.
Please be advised that with the enactment of The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, Title I - Commodity Programs, Subtitle F - Administration, Section 1619 on May 22, 2008, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is no longer allowed to make the geospatial data, including access to the Common Land Unit records, available to the public, even through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Section 1619 is an Exemption 3 statute that prohibits FSA from sharing this data with the public.
concerning access to the Common Land Unit (CLU) records shall be referred to ManagementServices Division FOIA/PA (MSD FOIA/PA) at the group email Ra.email@example.com
or via phone to Barbara Clark 816-926-2636 or Amber Ross 816-926-6371. Should you have questions concerning the specific provisions of Section 1619 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, please visit: