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Census of Agriculture Shows Changes for Montana Agriculture

Report shows demographic changes, loss of farm income

Census of Agriculture Shows Changes for Montana Agriculture

Helena, Mont. – USDA’s National Agricultural Statistic Service today released the 2017 Census of Agriculture, highlighting several key data points important to Montana’s agriculture industry. Montana’s report can be found here.

“The Census of Agriculture is an important tool for both producers and policy makers,” said Montana Department of Agriculture Director Ben Thomas. “While the report shows that Montana farmers have taken a big hit in farm income over the last 5 years, it also shows that our producers aren’t taking those hits lying down, as they continue to diversify and adopt new practices to make their operations more resilient.”

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USDA Census of Agriculture One Week Away

Videos on how to use Census data are now available

USDA Census of Agriculture One Week Away

(WASHINGTON, D.C., April 4, 2019) – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will release the 2017 Census of Agriculture results on Thursday, April 11, at noon ET. The full Census report will include millions of data points, including number of farms, land in farms, total value of production, demographics, and more at the national, state, and county levels.

Andy Fjeseth
Communications Officer

Phone : (406) 444-3684
E-mail : AFjeseth@mt.gov
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601