Dear Partner,

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducts the Census of Agriculture just once every five years, and it’s that time again. The ag census remains the only source of comprehensive agriculture data for every U.S farm, ranch, and person who operates them in every state and county in the nation. The ag census includes even the smallest plots and operations, rural or urban. As long as $1,000 or more of agricultural products were produced and sold, or normally would have been sold, in the census year, that is considered a farm to be counted.

The millions of data points produced by the Census of Agriculture are used by decision makers, ;onths, please help USDA remind your producers of the importance of sharing their voices and being represented in these widely used and influential data. The Partner Tools page on the NASS website features a variety of products to support outreach efforts, including FAQs, talking points, brochures in multiple languages, ads and more; please feel free to use and share them. Here is a Partner Tools Video Tour: The video is a snapshot of the various products available to promote the 2022 Census of Agriculture.

The new ag census data will be available Spring/Summer 2024 in aggregate form only to ensure that no individual operation or producer can be identified. The data will be available in electronic formats for the nation as well as all states, counties, and Puerto Rico. Ag census data collection for the other U.S. territories will commence in 2024.

Thank you for helping USDA spread the word that the 2022 Census of Agriculture is Your Voice, Your Future, Your Opportunity. For more information and regular updates about the ag census, please visit, follow us on Twitter @usda_nass, or call NASS Public Affairs Director Kristen Lenhardt at 202-690-8122.


Hubert Hamer

Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service

United States Department of Agriculture