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Reminder — Census of Ag Deadline is Feb 6

California farmers and ranchers are reminded that the deadline to complete the 2022 Census of Agriculture is just a few days away. CDFA and the USDA National Agricultural Statistics service urge all producers in the state to take the time to fill out their census forms by February 6th to ensure an accurate representation of the agricultural community. Producers can respond online at or by mail.

“This is a comprehensive survey that goes out to approximately 70,000 agricultural producers here in California, and is an objective collection of data that guides important decisions over the next five years — decisions that will have a direct impact on farming and ranching operations, communities and the industry as a whole,” said CDFA Secretary Karen Ross. “Producers are asked to respond to make sure their voices are heard. ”

The Census of Agriculture remains the only source of uniform, comprehensive and impartial agriculture data for every state, county, and U.S. territory. U.S. Farm operations of all sizes are included.

Producers who have submitted their completed ag censuses may disregard any additional ag census letters and forms. Whether producers responded online or by mail, they can verify their reports were received by going to, entering their survey codes, and checking the submitted date under the status column of the My Surveys tab. The status update is not always immediate. The update can take a few minutes up to several days, especially if the questionnaire was returned by mail.

NASS will release the results of the ag census in 2024. Visit, for more information.

For more information in Spanish and Hmong, visit:

Spanish 2022 Census of Agriculture

Hmong 2022 Census of Agriculture

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