AAD Urges Response To Census

Ag Department

The Arkansas Agriculture Department joins the United States Department of Agriculture in urging Arkansas agricultural producers to respond to the United States Census of Agriculture by the end of the month. The Census of Agriculture is a survey sent to producers across the country every five years to look at land use and ownership, operator characteristics, production practices, and income and expenditures. The Census of Agriculture is the only source of uniform, comprehensive, and impartial agriculture data for every state and county in the nation.

“Agriculture is our state’s largest industry contributing over $21 billion to our economy each year. Our diverse agricultural pro
duction ranges from livestock, poultry, aquaculture, row crops, specialty crops, and forestry. It is important that we have reliable data to quantify the many ways that our diverse production contributes to the economy. The Arkansas Agriculture Department takes our obligations to our state’s largest industry very seriously. The Census of Agriculture, and other annual surveys conducted by NASS, provides invaluable data that helps us to understand how to best serve our farmers
and ranchers throughout the state” says Arkansas Agriculture Secretary Wes Ward.   MORE
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