7 U.S. Code § 2204g - Authority of Secretary of Agriculture to conduct census of agriculture
In 1998 and every fifth year thereafter, the Secretary of Agriculture shall take a census of agriculture.
Effective beginning with the census of agriculture required to be conducted in 2008, the Secretary shall conduct as part of each census of agriculture a census of specialty crops (as that term is defined in section 3 of the Specialty Crops Competitiveness Act of 2004 (7 U.S.C. 1621 note; Public Law 108–465)).
The information collected in each census taken under this section shall relate to the year immediately preceding the year in which the census is taken.
Information obtained under this subsection may not be used for any purpose other than the statistical purposes for which the information is supplied. For purposes of sections 9 and 214 of title 13, any information provided under paragraph (2) shall be considered information furnished under the provisions of title 13.
2008—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 110–246, § 10103, designated existing provisions as par. (1), inserted heading, and added par. (2).
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