Farmers can complete 2017 census online through July

Farmers can complete 2017 census online through July
WASHINGTON—Farmers who have yet to complete their 2017 Census of Agriculture questionnaire may still do so online through the end of July.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service is wrapping up data collection for the 2017 census, and the deadline for submitting the paper questionnaire was June 15.

The questionnaire needs to be completed by everyone who received a form, including landowners who lease land to producers, those involved in conservation programs, and those who received a census questionnaire but do not farm.

Federal law, Title 7 USC 2204(g) Public Law 105-113, requires NASS to keep all information confidential, to use the data only for statistical purposes, and to prevent disclosing the identity of any individual producer or farm operation.

For more information about the 2017 Census of Agriculture or to respond online, visit agcensus.usda.gov. For questions about or assistance with filling out the census, call 888-424-7828.

Media: Contact Sue King, NASS public affairs director, at 202-690-8122, or Teresa White, NASS public affairs, at 202-690-8123.


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