Be counted in the 2022 Census of Agriculture
Last updated 6/20/2022 at 5:05pm
MESA – Rural residents are encouraged to sign up and be counted in the 2022 Ag Census.
Agriculture producers who did not receive the 2017 Census of Agriculture and do not receive other USDA surveys or censuses have until June 30 to sign up to receive the 2022 Census of Agriculture at nass.usda.gov/AgCensus.
This once-every-five-years data collection begins this November.
The Ag Census includes every American 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.
This can include hobby farms with livestock, such as chickens or horses, or crops growing in the backyard or on a rooftop.
The data helps with policy and program decisions that directly impact producers, their operations, industries, and communities.
A complete count, with every producer getting and taking the opportunity to be represented in these data, is vital.