Census of Agriculture

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America’s farmers and ranchers have the opportunity to strongly represent agriculture in their communities and industry by taking part in the Census of Agriculture. Conducted every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the census, was mailed at the end of the year.

The survey is the only source of uniform, comprehensive and impartial agricultural data for every county in the nation. It’s a complete count of U.S. farms and the people who operate them. From small plots of urban and rural land to large farms with thousands of acres, the Census counts them all plus looks at land use, ownership, operator characteristics, production practices, income and expenditures.

If you haven’t responded yet, there’s still time. In order to have the most complete, accurate data, we need every farmer to respond. Data from the 2017 Census of Agriculture will be available in February 2019.

For more information about the Census of Agriculture, visit www.agcensus.usda.gov or NCdatarequest@nass.usda.gov.

‘Make Sure You Are Counted’

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Photo of Spring Williams-Byrd, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSpring Williams-ByrdCounty Extension Director (828) 764-9480 (Office) spring_williams@ncsu.eduBurke County, North Carolina
Posted on Mar 8, 2018
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