Media Advisory: USDA To Release Final 2012 Census of Agriculture Results on May 2

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Media Advisory No. 0020.14


USDA Office of Communications (202) 720-4623


USDA To Release Final 2012 Census of Agriculture Results on May 2


WASHINGTON – May 1, 2014 – Tomorrow, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will host a national webcast announcing the final results of the 2012 Census of Agriculture to highlight changing trends in U.S. operator demographics, agriculture production and farm economics.


This highly-anticipated release will provide national, state and county data that are only collected and reported every five years as part of the Census of Agriculture. The new or expanded data will cover numerous topics, including renewable energy production, Internet access and other on-farm practices; operator age, years farming, farm ownership and additional farmer profiles; marketing and distribution methods, value added products, organic production and a plethora of specialty commodities.


The information will be used for planning, policy, research and business decisions by all those who serve the millions of farmers and ranchers in America, as well as by the producers themselves.



Friday, May 2, 2014

Noon – 1 p.m. ET


USDA LIVE Webcast – 2012 Census of Agriculture Data Release


NASS Acting Administrator Joseph Reilly

NASS Statistics Division Director Hubert Hamer




USDA Live Event


All participants can submit questions to be answered following the presentation of data. Media are asked to identify themselves by name and outlet.


To submit a question:

  •          Click “Ask a Question”
  •          Tweet @usda_nass using the #AgCensus hashtag




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