2022 Census of Agriculture Begins this Fall

USDA will mail the 2022 Census of Agriculture to millions of U.S. agriculture producers in phases, starting with an invitation to respond online in November followed by paper questionnaires in December. Farm operations of all sizes, urban and rural, which produced and sold, or normally would have sold, $1,000 or more of agricultural product in 2022 are included in the ag census. The Census of Agriculture is conducted every five years by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and shows the value of U.S. agriculture. It highlights land use and ownership, producer characteristics, production practices, income and expenditures, among other topics. Changes to the 2022 questionnaire include new questions about the use of precision agriculture, hemp production, and hair sheep, as well as updates to internet access questions.