The West Virginia Department of Agriculture is urging all Mountain State farmers to participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2017 Census of Agriculture.
According to a press release, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service began mailing out surveys at the end of November.
That survey is open to any agricultural operation that produced, sold, or normally would have sold $1,000 or more of agricultural product in 2017.
“The census allows the USDA and WVDA to get a clear picture on the status of agriculture in our state. Several funding streams are also dependent upon this data,” said WVDA Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt in that release. “Producers should participate. It matters to West Virginia.”
According to the release, the census is the only source of uniform agriculture data for every state and county in the United States…