The story of Pennsylvania agriculture is impactful and ever-changing. It’s one among development, setbacks, resilience and power. And it’s a narrative that must be advised.
Each 5 years we’re given the prospect to lift our Pennsylvania agriculture story to the nationwide stage by finishing the nationwide Census of Agriculture. With dependable, complete information, we’re capable of absolutely perceive the place our business stands, mirror on our alternatives, and the place it’s headed.
Since 1840, the USDA Nationwide Agricultural Statistics Service has put out the decision to farmers to submit their information on the numerous elements of our farms by means of the census. The info collected assist determination makers, coverage makers, and agribusinesses be strategic when figuring out the place to speculate sources, in addition to the way to focus catastrophe reduction efforts primarily based on availability of crops, the place the wants of broadband enlargement are, and the areas of know-how growth which are most necessary to our business.
These information are used as a information by the Pennsylvania Division of Agriculture, Penn State Extension, the Pennsylvania Basic Meeting, and different teams and organizations right here within the commonwealth to make sure that your voice is heard and your farm is counted. The info are additionally helpful throughout the agriculture business. Farmers, agriculture planners, economists, lenders, scientists and different professionals can seize an image of the agriculture business as it’s immediately to know the latest traits and focus their projections for the way forward for agriculture right here in Pennsylvania and for our nation.
The census helps ag make sense.
The ag census ensures that Pennsylvania farmers have seats on the desk in figuring out our future and permits the nation to see your work and listen to your voice on the problems of our era. It’s an avenue to showcase your work, as an instance the way you feed and gas your neighborhood and our state. Each voice issues to make sure essentially the most correct information, and no farmer ought to go unnoticed or underserved. That begins along with your response.
Pennsylvania stands above the group, and I’m happy to say the farmers in our state have been the primary within the Northeast to have responded to the 2022 Census of Agriculture. I encourage you to affix them in making your voice heard throughout the nation. Whether or not you reply on-line or through mail, your census information is totally confidential.
Pennsylvania is a land of alternative for our farmers, and daily the story of Pennsylvania agriculture performs out on each farm. Take the time to inform your story and assist information the trail of our journey collectively.
Go to agcounts.usda.gov to reply to the census immediately.