REYNOLDSBURG — Ohio farmers and producers are now being urged by the Ohio Department of Agriculture to respond to the United States Department of Agriculture Census of Agriculture by Feb. 5
The Census of Agriculture, which is taken every five years, counts the number of farms, ranches, people, plots of lands, equine and food animals throughout the United States.
The confidential data is used to promote rural infrastructure, programs for natural resource conservation, farm service loans and development funds.
Farmers and producers can either send their responses via mail or online.
“Census data impacts nearly every Ohio farmer or producer through a variety of conservation and support programs,” ODA Director David Daniels said in a news release. “The census is important and I hope everyone involved in Ohio’s food and agriculture industry does their part.”
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