Farm operators in Cattaraugus County are encouraged to make sure they will receive a 2017 Agricultural Census report form before the end of this year. The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducts the Agricultural Census every five years, which is the only source of uniform, comprehensive, and impartial agriculture data for every county in the nation.
BE COUNTED - THERE IS STRENGTH IN NUMBERS!
Census results are relied upon heavily by those who serve farmers and rural communities, including federal, state and local governments, agribusinesses, trade associations, extension educators, researchers, and farmers themselves.
The 2017 Census of Agriculture is your voice, future, and opportunity to shape American agriculture – its policies, services, and assistance programs – for years to come.
Farmers are encouraged to visit www.agcensus.usda.gov to make sure they receive a census form before the end of the year.
Producers who are new to farming or did not receive a Census of Agriculture report form in 2012 still have time to sign up to receive the 2017 form by visiting www.agcensus.usda.gov and clicking on the ‘Make Sure You Are Counted’ button on the webpage.
To participate in the census, farms are defined as any place from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products were produced and sold, or normally would have been sold, in 2017.