Theres Still Time to Fill Out Your Ag Census

first_imgThere’s still time for soybean farmers to make their voices heard and make a positive impact on their communities by taking part in the Census of Agriculture. Conducted every five years by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the Census captures a complete count of all U.S. farms, ranches and those who operate them.Census data is used by all those who serve farmers and rural communities from federal, state and local governments to agribusinesses and trade associations. Companies and cooperatives can use the information to determine the locations of facilities that will serve agricultural producers. Often legislators use the information when shaping farm policies and programs. And, of course, ASA members can use Census data to help make informed decisions about the future of our own operations. ASA makes use of Census data in its publications, including the popular Soy Stats®, due out in late April/early May.NASS and ASA call on farmers and ranchers to share their stories, ask questions and talk to their fellow producers about this critical effort. Your answers to the Census help grow your farm future; shape farm programs; and boost services for you, your community and your industry.For more information, visit www.agcensus.usda.gov.last_img read more