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Protect family farmers by responding to Ag Census now

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We represent thousands of African American, Hispanic, and Native American farmers in the United States, and we recognize the importance of as many of our farmers being counted in the agriculture census. It’s with information from the census that the nation learns about the importance of the work we do. This is why we are appealing to everyone who has not yet sent in their census form to please do so. There is still time.

In fact, the Census of Agriculture, taken every five years, is a count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. It looks at land use and ownership, operator characteristics, production practices, income and expenditure. For America’s farmers, it is t...

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