Greg Matli

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released updated numbers Monday showing farmers planted more acres this spring than many private analysts expected. That’s one of several factors driving market prices lower for many farmers’ crops.

National Agriculture Census Signup Deadline A Week Away

Jun 22, 2017
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To be counted in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Ag Census, first-time participants have to sign up by June 30. This year, small farms are receiving extra attention.

Farmers who earn more than $1,000 in revenue a year are required to complete the census, which takes place every five years. First-timers have to sign up by the end of this month to be counted.

Census of Agriculture

Jan 2, 2013

The Census of Agriculture is administered every five-years and the latest survey of U.S. farmers and ranchers is underway now.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service conducts the census. Greg Matli is the deputy director of the Indiana Field Office.

He says the questionnaire will go out to a little more than 78,000 Hoosiers.