If you are a producer and want to participate in the 2022 Census of Agriculture, you have until June 30 to register. Taken only once every five years by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NAAS), the census provides a comprehensive count of America’s farms and ranches and the people who operate them.
NASS will mail Agricultural Census survey codes to registered growers in November, so they can respond securely online. In addition, a hard copy of the survey will be sent out in December.
The Census of Agriculture has been conducted for over 180 years and serves as complete and unbiased agricultural data for the nation. All operations are included, regardless of size or location, provided that at least $1,000 of agricultural products are sold or would generally be sold in a year.
“The Census of Agriculture is a collective voice that tells the story and value of American agriculture,” said Barbara Rater, director of the Census and Surveys Division at NASS. “Data influences action and informs policy and program decisions that directly impact producers, their operations, and everyone they touch – and that’s all of us.”
Producers can find frequently asked questions, explore past and current agricultural census data, learn about agricultural census special studies, and access other agricultural tools on the NASS website at nass.usda.gov/AgCensus.