Growers Encouraged to Complete 2017 Census of Agriculture
In light of the impacts caused by floods, fires and mudslides the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) encourages California avocado growers to complete NASS’ online 2017 Census of Agriculture. The census is the only source of uniform, comprehensive and impartial data concerning the nationwide agricultural industry. Data from the census is used to develop farm programs and services that impact the industry. Responses are kept confidential.
The online survey has been improved, making it easier for respondents to complete and is now accessible via mobile phone, tablet or computer. Respondents can skip questions that do not apply to them and the online survey also calculates totals automatically and provides drop-down menus for common answers. Respondents also may save a partially completed survey and return to it later.
In addition, the 2017 census has added new questions in order to document changes and emerging trends in agriculture such as military veteran status, food marketing practices and on-farm decision-making.
To complete the online 2017 Census of Agriculture respondents will need to enter their unique 17-digit survey code, which is noted on the questionnaire received in the mail. For more information, visit www.agcensus.usda.gov or call 916.738.6600.