Have You Filled out Your 2017 Census of Agriculture Form Yet?
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is finishing up data collection for the 2017 Census of Agriculture. To help stay on track for data release in February 2019, USDA-NASS is reminding farmers and ranchers that the deadline for submitting the hard copy questionnaire is June 15, 2018.
Those who prefer to submit their data digitally will have until the end of July to complete the Census through the secure website found on the cover of their Census form. Phone follow-up and personal interviews also will continue through July.
According to USDA, the questionnaire needs to be completed by everyone who received a form — including landowners who lease land to producers, those involved in conservation programs, even those who may have received the Census and do not farm.
For more information about the Census of Agriculture, visit agcensus.usda.gov.