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Our commitment to data confidentiality and security

NASS is very serious about its responsibility for the security and confidentiality of its data and has not had a data breach since before the Crop Reporting Board was established in 1905. With rapidly changing technologies, we conduct ongoing reviews of our processes to improve the security of our data. We are focused on establishing ongoing internal and external controls to assure continuous improvement and confidence in our procedures and technology into the future.

As required by Federal law, survey and census responses are completely confidential. We safeguard the privacy of all respondents, ensuring that no individual operation or producer can be identified. No identifying information will be shared with any other agency or entity for any reason.

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Last modified: 11/17/08