USDA NASS conducts the Census of Agriculture every 5 years. This is the most comprehensive agriculture data available with farm counts and inventories down to the county level. You can find the 2017 Census results (and previous censuses) on our website - AgCensus.
As we gear up for 2022 Census, we are working to ensure that all agriculture producers – no matter their size or volume of sales – are counted. Please take a few minutes to send us your name so we can include your farm, livestock, produce, etc. in the next census. You’ll find our quick intake form at get-counted.
Census data is used by a multitude of different users from federal, state, and local government agencies evaluating and directing programs, to businesses deciding on grain elevator or feed store or cold storage facility locations, to Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom efforts to educate those not living on the farm, and more. Your response to the census will help make this data more accurate for all users.
We also want to assure you that we at NASS are bound by strict confidentiality laws and do not sell or share producer level information with anyone, not even other government agencies.
If you have any questions about this or any other NASS data or survey, please feel free to reach out to me.
Jacqueline Moore, SC State Statistician
U.S. Department of Agriculture | National Agricultural Statistics Service
Southern Region | South Carolina Field Office
T: 803-734-2506 | C: 803-920-9043 | F: 855-271-9801