USDA Census Over the last couple of weeks, KY farmers (and, we presume, farmers in all states) received a USDA census form to fill out detailing your farm's possessions, income and activities. Farmers we spoke to are in two camps on this: Camp #1: All the farmers except one with whom we spoke said, "No way. It's going in the trash." The prevailing sentiment is that, if the government is counting something, it's because it wants to find a way to control it. Or own it. History certainly backs up this concern.