Producers reminded to submit Census of Horticulture surveys by Feb. 5
Producers of floriculture, nursery and other specialty horticulture crops are reminded to submit their Census of Horticulture surveys by Feb. 5.
This specialized census was last conducted in 2009, making it important to capture more recent information on horticulture production, said Dee Webb, state statistician of the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s North Carolina Field Office. The census captures comparable and consistent data at the national and state levels, which assists policymakers, organizations and businesses in making decisions relative to the industry.
Surveys were sent to horticulture operations that grew and sold $10,000 or more of horticultural specialty products in 2012, as reported in the Census of Agriculture. The information collected is confidential. Federal law requires all producers who receive the survey to respond. Surveys can be submitted via a secure website at www.agcensus.usda.org or by mail.
For more information on the Census of Horticulture, go to www.agcensus.usda.gov or call 919-856-4394.