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Participating in Census Critical for Agriculture and Rural Communities

Complete the 2020 Census in 10 minutes

The Agricultural Council of Arkansas urges members to complete the 2020 Census. Taking only 10 minutes to complete, the nine-question census is available at

Once a decade, America comes together to count every resident in the United States, creating national awareness of the importance of the census and its valuable statistics.

It counts our population and households, providing the basis for reapportioning congressional seats, redistricting, and distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds to support states, counties and communities’ vital programs — impacting education, fire and emergency response services, transportation, employment, housing, health care and public policy.

The food, farming and agriculture sectors are the backbone of our Arkansas’ rural communities, both economically and socially. The Census serves an important role in ensuring we’re represented and that the government has the most accurate information to determine funding for critical education, medical and infrastructure programs that serve us locally.

As of April 27, Arkansas’s self-response rate to the 2020 Census is at 48.9% and we are ranked number 37 for the best state responses in the county. If you haven’t already completed the Census, you can head to, or call 844-330-2020.