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2022 Census of Agriculture

  • Friday, December 9, 2022, 12:00 PM - Monday, February 6@ 12:00 PM


June 2022: Deadline to sign up to be counted. 

November 2022: NASS mails survey codes to producers so they can respond online at 

December 2022: Producers receive the Ag Census questionnaire in the mail. 

February 6, 2023: Response deadline; producers can respond online, by mail, or telephone. 

Spring/Summer 2024: Data release.

Census of Agriculture Facts 

• Taken every five years, it’s a complete count of U.S. farms, ranches, and the people who operate them. 

• The only source of uniform, comprehensive and impartial agriculture data for every county and state in the nation. 

• A farm is defined as any place from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products were produced and sold, or normally would have been sold, during the census year. 

Why Respond? 

• Combined responses show the value and importance of U.S. agriculture.

• Census data inform decisions about policy, farm and conservation programs, infrastructure and rural development, research, education, beginning farmer programs, and more. 

• Response is required by federal law. The same law requires USDA to keep all personal information confidential. 

• The Census of Agriculture is your opportunity to have a voice in the future of U.S. agriculture.


United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service (888) 424-7828 |

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410, Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay).

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Last updated December 9, 2022