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District Offices
Toll Free: 1-800-287-0614
Ford City
312 Ford St.
Ford City, PA 16226-1212
Tel: 724-763-3222
FAX: 724-763-9788
Staff: Abigail Major (Chief of Staff),
Marissa DeLorenzo,

Hours: Mon- Wed and Fri 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Thurs. 12 pm - 7 pm.

Sarver Office
612 South Pike Road #106
Sarver, PA 16055
Phone: (724) 295-2200
Fax: (724) 295-2322  

Staff: Zachary Reigh,
Marcia Fox

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.    

Capitol Office
216 Ryan Office Building
PO Box 202060
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2060
Tel: 717-783-5327
Fax: 717-260-6511
Staff: Erica Godsey, 
The Honorable Jeff Pyle,
U.S. Department of Agriculture to Conduct Census of Farming Community, Says Pyle

Ford City lawmaker encourages farmers to participate


Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-Armstrong/Indiana) today announced that beginning in January, the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will be working in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to contact farmers throughout Pennsylvania to conduct the Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS).  This survey will allow farmers the opportunity to provide accurate, real-time data that will help shape the policies, programs and issues that affect the agriculture industry.


The survey will be conducted between Jan. 28 and April 14, 2011, and will include input from nearly 35,000 farmers nationwide, of which 673 will be randomly selected from Pennsylvania.  Producers will be asked to provide data on their operating expenditures, production costs and household characteristics.


Additionally, the Pennsylvania Field Office of the NASS will be surveying cattle farmers for its largest cattle survey from Dec. 30, 2010, to Jan. 11, 2011.  Estimates will include the total number of cattle and calves as of Jan. 1, 2011, as well as the total number of heifers, steers, milk cows and beef cows.


Pyle noted that with both surveys, federal law mandates that the data provided must be kept confidential, and names, addresses and information about individual operations are considered private information and are exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).


Results of the cattle survey will be made available on Jan. 28, 2011, and the data gathered in ARMS will be published on Aug. 2, 2011.  Both reports will be accessible by visiting the NASS website at  A link to the NASS website can also be found by logging onto Pyle’s website at


For questions or concerns regarding both surveys, farmers may contact NASS by calling 1-800-727-9540.


Rep. Jeff Pyle
60th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

(800) 287-0614

Contact:  Tim Eller

House Republican Public Relations

(717) 260-6242
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