The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to know about your farm or ranch operation for its 2017 Census of Agriculture.

Joe Stein of "Let's Go" Ranch in Arcadia / J.D. Vivian

Joe Stein feeds a tangerine to one of his cows at “Let’s Go” Ranch, his small farm in Arcadia. The USDA is conducting a census on U.S. agricultural operations, regardless of size. / J.D. Vivian

The deadline to participate is Friday, June 30. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is conducting the survey.

Every agricultural operation, regardless of size, is welcome and encouraged to take the survey.


Conducted every five years, this census is an important research tool that looks at land use and ownership, operator characteristics, production practices, income and expenditures.

By participating in the census, you can help to shape national agricultural policy in future years. Widespread participation in the survey is crucial, since the results will ensure that the needs of all growers — especially organic, small and family-run farms — are heard and addressed by policy-makers in Washington, D.C.

The information provided will be kept confidential by law and will not be disclosed to any other governmental or private entity.

2017 Census of Agriculture Survey

Take the survey now.