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Once every five years, the USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service collects data from farmers and publishes the Agriculture Census. Questionnaires for the 2017 Census were mailed in December of 2017. If you received one, it is very important that you fill it out and return it or complete it online. This data is used by industry, educators, researchers, and policymakers.
To receive a survey, your farm must produce at least $1,000 in agricultural products, or normally would produce that much. Services like boarding and lessons are not counted. If you feel you should have received a survey but did not, you can sign up at USDA-NASS "Your farm or ranch matters" online form and they will determine if your farm qualifies.