Time to Be Counted: 2007 Census of Agriculture

Taken every five years, the Census of Agriculture is a survey of America’s farms, ranches, and the people who operate them. The U.S. Department of Agriculture calls the Census, “the most complete agricultural data resource available, providing the only source of uniform, comprehensive information for every county in the nation.”

The 2007 Census of Agriculture will soon be underway. Around the first of the year, Census forms will be arriving in farm mailboxes across the country.

A Lump of Coal in Rural America’s Stocking

Every December is a time of anticipation. Children eagerly await Santa’s arrival and this year family farmers and many others awaited the fate of the Dorgan-Grassley amendment. But to our dismay, rural Americans got a lump of coal in their stockings.


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