Even though the February deadline has passed, The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA NASS) will still accept your responses to the 2017 Census of Agriculture. More than 50 percent of the surveys have been returned, according to Eugene Young.
Even though NASS will keep collecting data, they will soon be moving on to the next step in the process.
If you haven’t responded there may be follow-up calls, mailings or even a personal visit from USDA.
Young reminds farmers that the census provides USDA essential information that will benefit producers.
Farmers can even submit information online.
Respond online at www.agcounts.usda.gov.