From 2017 to 2022 there has been a growth of new and old farmers to Alaska and we want to make sure Alaskan gets its fair share of the USDA’s time and money. So, it is time again for the USDA Farmer Census and as we grow and promote Alaskan Grown we need to make sure we know who is growing and what their doing so we can help. Please, take a few minutes of your time and fill out the form even if you are not sure if you fully qualify as a farmer. Make sure your hard work counts!
The Census of Agriculture is a complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Even small plots of land – whether rural or urban – growing fruit, vegetables or some food animals count if $1,000 or more of such products were raised and sold, or normally would have been sold, during the Census year. The Census of Agriculture, taken only once every five years, looks at land use and ownership, operator characteristics, production practices, income and expenditures. For America’s farmers and ranchers, the Census of Agriculture is their voice, their future, and their opportunity.