USDA Expects Technology To Continue To Play A Big Role In Census Information

We’re only two years away from the next Census of Agriculture. NASS’ Donald Buysse,  expect the upward trend of paperwork filled on-line to continue.

“We got about 100,000 reports electronically via the Internet from the 2007 census. We jumped form roughly 280,000 in  2012 census to almost 450,000 in 2017.

And Buysse adds, innovation will continue to create more user-friendly surveys in the future available by devices such as laptops, tablets, and smart phones, building upon the enhanced web-responsive data collection system available in the 2017 census. And that is now found in most NASS online surveys.

“We talk about web response so we want to be able to data provider, the farmer the rancher, to be able to do this seamlessly on any device and that’s part of the adaptive design that we have.”

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