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Number of farms and land in farms estimates are published annually. These data were collected by the National Agricultural Statistics Service during the June and December Agricultural Surveys using sampling procedures to ensure every farm operator had a chance of being selected. In addition, NASS has the responsibility for the Census of Agriculture which was transferred to NASS from the Census Bureau. NASS conducted its first Census of Agriculture with the 1997 Agricultural Census.