Date: May 09, 2013

As the 2012 Ag Census window closes, the USDA is making one final push to urge farmers and ranchers to respond. Respondents have until May 31. The USDA conducts the census every five years, and it provides the only sources of comprehensive agricultural data for every state and county in the nation.

“Our nation needs your help to ensure that decisions about U.S. agriculture accurately represent you, your communities, and your industry,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “For every 158 people in America there is one farm. I urge you to take action today and respond to the Census — your country is counting on the information to help ensure a continued supply of food, fiber, and fuel for generations to come.”

For more information about the Census, visit www.agcensus.usda.gov or call 888-4AG-STAT (888-424-7828).

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