Thursday, December 27, 2012

2012 Census of Agriculture Arriving in Mailboxes

Washington--t’s not every day that a walk to your mailbox leads to an opportunity to help shape farm programs, boost rural services and grow your farm future. But for producers across the country, that opportunity will soon become a reality with the 2012 Census of Agriculture, according to the Agriculture Department.

The census is currently being mailed to millions of farmers and ranchers across the United States.

In the wake of a series of regional drought conferences with farmers, ranchers, business owners and other stakeholders, USDA is entering into a memorandum of understanding with the Commerce Department, including theNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to improve sharing of data and expertise, monitoring networks and drought forecasting efforts.
The MOU is a direct outcome of the regional conferences, according to USDA.

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