2022 Census of Agriculture Deadline Nears
Not to sound like a pest, but the deadline to respond to the 2022 Census of Agriculture is next week. I know, I haven’t filled mine out either.
The USDA's National Agri Statistics Service says farmers and ranchers must respond by February 6 online or through the mail. NASS Administrator Hubert Hamer says, "By participating in the 2022 Census of Agriculture, producers show the value and importance of American agriculture."
Last month, NASS mailed the Census of Agriculture questionnaires to every known ag producer in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Conducted just once every five years, the ag census provides a complete account of the nation's farms and ranches and the people who operate them.
Responding to the Census of Agriculture is required by federal law, and law requires NASS to keep all individual operations' information confidential, use the data for statistical purposes only, and publish the data in aggregate form to prevent disclosing the identity of any individual producer or farm operation.
Producers can respond online at agcounts.usda.gov.