2017 Census of Agriculture

2017 is a Census of Agriculture year, the census is conducted every five years by USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service.

The year, the census will include a question about farmers who are active-duty or military veterans.  USDA’s goal is to better understand whether farming has become a viable career path for our nation’s service men and women.

The census will also ask about direct-to-consumer sales, and feature an improved online questionnaire.

While filling out the census online is encouraged, hard copies will be mailed in late November.


A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.

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