Calling all farmers!
Make your voice heard!
The Census of Agriculture is the only comprehensive source of agriculture data for every state and county in the nation. Census data are used by policymakers, trade associations, researchers, agribusinesses, educators, and many others. The information helps inform decisions on farm policy, rural development, and new farm technologies. It also aids in the creation and funding of loans and insurance programs and other forms of assistance, as well as in the cultivation of the next generation of farmers and ranchers.
It may all sound like alphabet soup, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) want you to speak up and share your perspective in the 2017 Census of Agriculture. With 1.5 million completed questionnaires, they are still behind in numbers from the previous 2012 Census. NASS is encouraging U.S. producers who have not returned their completed Census questionnaires to do so as soon as possible to avoid phone and in-person follow-up.
You can follow their links:
Contact: Sue King, (202) 690-8122
Teresa White, (202) 690-8123