The Census of Agriculture is a complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. It is conducted every five years by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and provides uniform, comprehensive, and impartial agricultural data for every county in the nation. The Census of Agriculture is a valuable data source for ASAP’s Local Food Research Center. It provides a more complete picture of agriculture in the region and the changes taking place in our local food and farming economy.
Learn more about the 2017 Census of Agriculture, how to participate if you are a farmer, and how ASAP will use this data.