NH farmers, ranchers, encouraged to be counted
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — It’s not too late for farmers and ranchers to be represented in the national 2012 Census of Agriculture.
The census is conducted once every five years by the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
It looks at land use and ownership, production practices, expenditures and other factors that affect the way farmers do business. New England’s U.S. Agriculture Field Office Director Gary Keough says it’s important to be counted.
The deadline to submit information was Feb. 4, but farmers can still participate. Those who have not responded will receive a second copy of the form in the mail. They also can respond online at www.agcensus.usda.gov or request a questionnaire.