I just tried to submit my MANDATORY* Ag Census online. Got through the ID screen but after being asked if I am currently farming I got bumped to a bizarre little page: "come back later" In seven languages.
I'm using Firefox on a Mac. I'll see if the same thing happens with IE.
OK - here's what happened with Windows and IE7:
"We are sorry but for security reasons we are unable to allow you to return the form. This can happen if you start the form but fail to save and exit properly for some reason (PC malfunction, network failure, etc.). We apologize for the inconvenience, but the easiest option at this point is to fill out the paper form and return it in the envelope provided."Hmmm - how conveeeenient for those goldbricks at NASS. Those darned computers just can't be trusted so let's just stick to the old way that employs more people and uses much more time.
Meanwhile the FSA hands out millions via computers without a glitch. Guess we can tell which bureaucracy understands the system better. (Read that anyway you choose.)
I'll try again later (maybe it's just me) - how did it go for you guys?
* Remember - it's a $100 fine for not completing, but $500 for lying. This poses a moral quandary for libertarian/humorists like me.