Sep 02, 2022
This November, USDA’s Nationwide Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will start mailing the 2022 Census of Agriculture to all identified ag producers throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico to collect details about America’s farms and ranches and the individuals who function them. The ag census, carried out each 5 years, stays the one supply of complete and neutral agricultural knowledge for each state, county, and U.S. territory.
By responding, producers have a voice within the choices that may form the way forward for American agriculture. Choice-makers at federal and native ranges use ag census knowledge to make determinations about farm applications and providers, insurance policies, catastrophe help, analysis, know-how improvement, training, group planning, agribusiness setup and extra. Producers typically use the info when making choices about advertising and marketing and manufacturing practices.
The ag census reveals the worth of U.S. agriculture and tracks tendencies over time. For instance, the 2017 Census of Agriculture discovered that new and starting producers (those that have farmed for 10 years or much less) elevated by 17%, although the rise occurred amongst producers with lower than 5 years on their present farm. The variety of younger producers (ages 35 or youthful) elevated 11%. The 2022 ag census knowledge will present perception into today’s agriculture, together with knowledge on producers based mostly on race, ethnicity and gender. For instance, female-operated farms elevated 23% from the 2012 ag census. The variety of Hispanic producers elevated 13% from 2012 to 2017, Asian and Black producers each elevated 5%, and American Indian/Alaska Native producers elevated 10%.
New knowledge subjects within the 2022 Census of Agriculture mirror a few of the tendencies and adjustments in U.S. agriculture. Search for new questions on using precision agriculture, hemp manufacturing, and hair sheep.
Each response issues. Assist NASS unfold the phrase. To study extra in regards to the 2022 Census of Agriculture, go to nass.usda.gov/AgCensus. Observe NASS on Twitter @usda_nass for the latest data. Information from the 2022 Census of Agriculture can be launched in early 2024.
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