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 …


NCGA Encourages Farmers to Complete NASS Crop Survey’s

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, USDA-NASS

Crop surveys from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will be arriving in farmers’ mailboxes soon. The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is urging all crop farmers to take the few minutes to fill out the survey and send it back to USDA/NASS. Anthony Bush is a corn farmer from Ohio and a member of NCGA’s Corn Board. He says it …


Report Recommends Changes for NASS Data Collection

Dan Crop Forecasts, Industry News Release, USDA-NASS

A new report suggests the Department of Agriculture should develop a new system for gathering information for crop reports and other surveys. USDA contracted with the National Academy of Sciences three years ago to audit how USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service collects data. The report highlighted that NASS could make several changes over time to improve the accuracy of its …

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Census of Agriculture Coming Soon

Dan Alabama, Census of Agriculture, Florida, Georgia

Farmers across the country will soon be receiving forms for the 2017 Census of Agriculture. The Department of Agriculture’s National Ag Statistics Service says farmers and ranchers should start seeing those forms in about seven weeks. Conducted once every five years, the census of agriculture is a complete count of all U.S. farms, ranches, and those who operate them. And …