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The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the 2017 Census of Agriculture data tabulated by race, ethnicity and gender.

The data includes national, state and county-level demographics highlighting the number of farms, land in farms, land use, value of sales, and producer characteristics.

Characteristics include years of experience, average age and more.

Compared to past years, this most recent census provides more in-depth women profile insights.

“The Census of Agriculture is the only time NASS produces detailed demographic information,” said NASS Administrator Hubert Hamer.

“These important data show the diversity that exists within U.S. agriculture, and the significant contributions made by all groups.”

He also added, “Data such as these are often vital to community-based organizations, policy and other decision makers to ensure that all producers are represented when important decisions are made about agricultural programs and grant funding—to name just a few.”

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