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BRYANT

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What is the purpose?
Do they help us or is it just another way for the government to stick their nose in to our business. I was raised you don't fill out any kind of census and always refuse to but if there is a benefit for us as cattlemen/farmers I might fill them out. Some one please tell what's good or what's bad about them?
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I wish I could tell you one way or the other. Maybe I should question it more, but it's just a PITA that I get done as soon as I can.
 

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The USDA survey/questionnaire is for the purpose of generating statistics. I don't spend much time filling it out. Takes me 15 minutes. At best, I estimate. Some say they deliberately submit false information. I don't do that.
 

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They won't leave you alone till you fill it out.
I posted a few years back how to fill a USDA Census out, "classified information" can't submit without a warrant.
 

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Did mine online an used the "swag method" on a lot of the questions. Probably completed it in record time.
 

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They send them to me all the time. I throw them in the trash. I give enough of my money to the government for me to have to seat down and give them time out of my day filling out a forum that will not benefit me.
 
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True Grit Farms":14thls0f said:
They won't leave you alone till you fill it out.
I posted a few years back how to fill a USDA Census out, "classified information" can't submit without a warrant.
Like I said I have never filled one out and never fill out the other Census that the Government send out. So do you just write '' CLASSIFIED INFORMATOIN can't submit without a warrant '' on it and send it back in ?
 

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You're only legally obligated to sign your name and address on it.

Of course they leave that tidbit of information out.
 
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So it sounds as if most people don't fill them out or if they do they don't fill them out correct. is that what I am hearing?

sounds like another waste of tax payers money. A program that needs ended.
 

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I try and fill it out right but I'll admit I threw in some guesstimates. Its a PITA especially when they send it out during tax season when you have all that other stuff hitting you. I had to fill out two this year. One on agriculture and one just for cattle.
 

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I filled it out briefly. I left a few things blank. At the end I wrote in big bold print, I SOLD THE FARM, which I did do. I hope that it takes them a year or three to find me at the new place.
 

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Well I guess I'm the oddball and spent quality time completing it as honestly as I could. Don't get me wrong, I was a complete wench & my husband knew it was best to maintain at least a 50' radius but at least we only get one every 5 years.

That said, we didn't get the US Census a few years ago so obviously didn't fill it out & a Census worker just showed up at the house one evening. WTH?
 

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I just throw mine away. Then they call and pester me and I will ask them what is the last year that they have mine. And they say last year and I tell her it’s the same info. I have done it for years. It’s just to give someone a job and federal benefits. Total waste of money imo
 

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