ASB Notice

Release of 2012 Census of Agriculture Data Delayed

Issued October 23, 2013 by the Agricultural Statistics Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service. For more information contact Sue King at (202) 690-8122 or

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will delay publication of the 2012 Census of Agriculture from February 4, 2014 as a result of the work stoppage caused by the recent lapse in federal funding.  A new release date has not been set.  NASS is working to set a new schedule that ensures the highest quality data. 


NASS is the federal statistical agency responsible for producing official data about U.S. agriculture and is committed to providing timely, accurate and useful statistics in service to U.S. agriculture.

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