June 2022: Deadline to sign up to be counted.
November 2022: NASS mails survey codes to producers so they can respond online at agcounts.usda.gov.
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.
• 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 | www.nass.usda.gov/AgCensus
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Last updated December 9, 2022