State agriculture commissioner Darrel Aubertine asked farmers who have not filled out their U.S. Census of Agriculture forms to make sure they submit those forms soon.
Two-thirds of New York's farmers have submitted their U.S. Census of Agriculture farms, but the state is hoping for a better turnout. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service will mail a copy to farmers who haven't responsed and will reach out to farmers by phone and in-person visits in the coming weeks, according to the state Department of Agriculture and Markets.
The U.S. Census of Agriculture provides agricultural data and information on every county and state, according to a news release. The census includes information on farms, production, demographic data and other statistics.
For more information about how to submit census forms, visit www.agcensus.usda.gov or call (888) 424-7828.