NASS Collects Nearly Half-Million Census of Ag Questionnaires Online

Dan Census of Agriculture, USDA-NASS

The National Ag Statistics Service (NASS) wrapped up its Census of Agriculture collection in 2018. The agency plans to release the new up-to-date Census data in 2019. “Over the course of 2018, NASS conducted the single-largest federal agricultural data collection in the United States with an improved questionnaire and asked some new questions to document changes and emerging trends in …


Farmland Access Remains a Challenge for Young and Beginning Farmers

Dan Census of Agriculture, Economy, Industry

Information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that access to affordable farmland remains a significant obstacle for young and beginning farmers. While there are several programs that are specifically designed to assist young and beginning farmers, structural barriers remain for younger individuals looking to get started in the industry. According to the last USDA Census of Agriculture, farmers between …


USDA-NASS Announces 2017 Census of Agriculture Response Rate, Data Release Details

Dan Census of Agriculture, Industry News Release, USDA-NASS

United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) concluded data collection for the 2017 Census of Agriculture with a 71.5 percent national response rate. The Census, conducted once every five years, was mailed to more than 3 million known and potential farms and ranches across the United States late last year. Data collection ended this July. Puerto …


NASS Research, Survey, and Technology Advancements in 2017 Serve U.S. Agriculture

Dan Industry News Release, USDA-NASS

Census of Agriculture is Updated for New Agricultural Trends and Ease of Responding The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has advanced a number of programs in 2017 to serve U.S. agriculture with customer- and data-driven improvements. Among these enhancements are changes to the every-five-year census of agriculture, which officially launched at the end of November …

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Census of Ag Helps Farmers Influence Future Policy

Dan Census of Agriculture, Industry News Release

USDA Census of Agriculture forms will start showing up in farmers’ mailboxes in December. The national census is conducted by the National Ag Statistics Service every five years and it’s extremely important that farmers take time to respond. Barbara Ratner is the census and survey director at NASS and she says, “The census is aimed at getting a complete count …