Agriculture Census Coming Soon
U.S. Census of Agriculture Coming Soon…
Farmers and ranchers encouraged to respond
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will be conducting a 2017 Census of Agriculture, and mailing of the Census questionnaires is expected to begin soon. The bulk of the data collection is planned to take place during the first three months of of 2018, and the release of the results is expected in February of 2019.
USDA and ag-industry officials are encouraging farmers and ranchers to complete these questionnaires. Conducted once every five years, the Census is a complete count of all U.S. farms and ranches, and is the only source of uniform, comprehensive, and impartial ag data for every state and county in the U.S. Many rely on Census data when making decisions that shape the nation’s agriculture industry.
Producers can mail in their completed Census form, or respond online via the improved web questionnaire. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has extensively revised the online questionnaire to make it more convenient for producers. The Census website will continue to be updated with new information through the Census response deadline of Feb. 5, 2018.
For more information about the 2017 Census of Agriculture, visit www.agcensus.usda.gov or call (800) 727-9540.