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Hoosier farmers take part in national agriculture census

by Indiana Public Broadcasting

January 2, 2013

About 78,000 Hoosier farmers will take part in the US Census of Agriculture this year.  The census happens every five years and will give a detailed picture of the agricultural industry in the United States.  Greg Matli is the deputy director of the Indiana Field Office of the National Agriculture Statistics Service.

Matli says the census collects information on production and acreage, energy sources, organic operations, and specialty crops and livestock.  The results of the national census will be released in February of 2014.