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Deep Dive Into The 2017 USDA Agriculture Census: What Does It Say About Whatcom County Agriculture?

Volume 8 Issue 8

Chris Benedict
WSU Whatcom County Extension







On April 11, 2019 USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service released the 2017 Agriculture Census. This is the most in-depth assessment performed by USDA and is published every five years.

The below narrated PowerPoint takes a deep dive into this publication and extracts and highlights trends over the last 15-20 years and in some cases as far back as 1950. The goal was to see what has recently changed in farming and farmers and get a sense of where agriculture in Whatcom County might be in the future.

PDF Version of Presentation with Notes

Additional Resources

Complete 2017 USDA NASS Ag Census

Complete WA State Ag Census Data

Quick Whatcom County Summary



USDA NASS. Accessed 8/10/19

USDA NASS: Washington Field Office. Accessed 8/10/19