Home Census The link to the 2022 Census of Agriculture questionnaire website will be sent in November; Paper forms to be released in December

The link to the 2022 Census of Agriculture questionnaire website will be sent in November; Paper forms to be released in December

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America’s farmers and ranchers will soon have the opportunity to be represented in the nation’s only comprehensive and unbiased agricultural data for every state, county and territory. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will send the 2022 Census of Agriculture to millions of agricultural producers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico this fall.

The 2022 Census of Agriculture will be mailed out in phases, starting with an invitation to respond online in November, followed by paper questionnaires in December. Farms of all sizes, urban and rural, that produced and sold, or would normally have sold, $1,000 or more of agricultural products in 2022 are included in the agricultural census.

“Agriculture Census data is widely used by federal and local governments, agribusinesses, trade associations, extension educators and many others to inform decisions about agricultural policies and programs and services that help producers and rural communities,” said NASS Administrator Hubert Hamer. “By responding to the Census of Agriculture – by being represented in this important data – producers are literally helping to shape their future.

Collected in the service of American agriculture since 1840 and now conducted every five years by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the Census of Agriculture tells the story and shows the value of American agriculture. . It highlights land use and ownership, producer characteristics, production practices, income and expenses, among other topics. Between each census year, NASS considers revisions to the questionnaire to document changes and emerging trends in the industry. Changes to the 2022 questionnaire include new questions on precision farming use, hemp production, furry sheep, and updates to questions on internet access.

To learn more about the Census of Agriculture, visit www.nass.usda.gov/agcensus or call 800-727-9540. On the website, data producers and other data users can access frequently asked questions, past agricultural census data, partner tools to help spread the word about the upcoming Agricultural Census, information on special studies, and more. For highlights of these and the latest information on the upcoming Census of Agriculture, follow USDA NASS on twitter @usda_nass.