Deadline for farmers to request a 2022 census form fast approaching

Published 6:16 pm Thursday, June 16, 2022

Agricultural producers who didn’t receive the 2017 Census of Agriculture have until June 30 to sign up to receive the 2022 Census of Agriculture at nass.usda.gov/AgCensus.

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will mail secure online census survey codes to every known U.S. farmer this November. Hard copy questionnaires will follow in December.

The ag census, conducted for over 180 years, remains the only source of comprehensive and impartial agricultural data for every state and county in the nation. It includes every operation — large or small, urban or rural — from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products are produced and sold, or would normally be produced and sold, in the ag census year.

“The Census of Agriculture data influence action and inform policy and program decisions that directly impact producers, their operations, and everyone they touch – and that’s all of us,” said Barbara Rater, NASS Census and Survey Division director. “This is why a complete count, with every producer getting and taking the opportunity to be represented in these data, is so important.” 

To learn more about the 2022 Census of Agriculture, visit nass.usda.gov/AgCensus.