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NASS still accepting responses in 2017 Census of Agriculture

Farmers and ranchers still have time to be counted in the 2017 Census of Agriculture, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Although the first deadline has just passed, NASS will continue to accept census information through the spring to get a complete and accurate picture of American agriculture that represents all farmers and ranchers.

Federal law requires everyone who received the 2017 Census of Agriculture questionnaire to complete it and return it even if they are not currently farming. NASS will continue to follow up with producers through the spring with mailings, phone calls and personal visits. To avoid these additional contacts, farmers and ranchers are encouraged to complete their census online at or by mail as soon as possible.

For more information about the 2017 Census of Agriculture, visit For questions or assistance filling out the census, call toll-free (888) 424-7828.