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Farmers stand up to be counted in census

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MADISON (WKOW) – The deadline for Wisconsin farmers to be included in the U.S. Census of Agriculture is drawing near.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says farmers have until February 4 to complete their census. The census is done every five years. 

The National Agricultural Statistics Service looks at land use and ownership, income and expenditures and production practices.

Farms of all sizes and types are required to complete the census.  A farm is defined as an operation from which produces and sells $1,000 or more of agricultural products. 

The census forms were mailed to farms late last month. Farmers can also complete the census online at www.agcensus.usda.gov.

The census provides impartial and comprehensive agricultural data for every county in Wisconsin and the country.

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