The Census of Agriculture administered by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is a complete count of America's farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Taken every five years, the Census provides valuable information used at local, state, and national levels to plan for the future. The Census is the only source of uniform, comprehensive agricultural data for every state, county, or county equivalent in the nation. By participating in the Census, you help show the value and importance of U.S. agriculture.
By now you should have received your 2012 Census of Agriculture in the mail. If not, you can also complete it online at www.agcensus.usda.gov. Completed Census forms are due back to NASS by February 4, 2013. For more information visit www.agcensus.usda.gov.