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USDA releases district profiles from 2022 Census of Agriculture

This key five-year report helps users analyze local agricultural data, assisting in policy-making and comparative analysis.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has published the Congressional District Profiles and Rankings derived from the 2022 Census of Agriculture. This report provides detailed agricultural data for each congressional district within the 118th Congress, encompassing land usage, farm operations, market value of agricultural products, rankings and producer characteristics.

“These profiles present local data in a fast and easy-to-read format, allowing producers and all data users to quickly view and evaluate information,” said NASS Acting Administrator Joseph Parsons. “Congressional District Profiles and Rankings from the ag census are only available every five years. Providing ag census information at a congressional district level, in addition to state, county and nationwide data, allows data users to compare districts to each other, shows the value of agriculture in a district, and informs policy makers.”

The recent release follows the Census of Agriculture State and County Profiles issued on March 27. Future releases include the Race, Ethnicity, and Gender Profiles on June 28; the Watersheds report on July 24; the American Indian Reservations Report on August 29; and Zip Code Tabulations on November 7. All these products will be accessible here.

Additional census Highlights publications covering topics like producer demographics and commodity-specific information will be available on the NASS website throughout the summer and fall.

The 2022 Census of Agriculture data, collected directly from producers, revealed ongoing trends such as a decline in the number of farms and farmland, an increase in new and beginning producers, and a rise in young producers. Internet access among farms has also increased to 79% from 75% in 2017. 

In preparation for the 2027 Census of Agriculture, NASS is inviting suggestions for content changes and encouraging new producers who did not receive the 2022 Census of Agriculture form to sign up for future censuses and surveys.

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