Naig encourages ag census participation

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig is encouraging Iowa farmers and producers to participate in the 2022 Census of Agriculture, which is underway across the nation through Feb. 6, 2023.

The Census of Agriculture, which is conducted every five years by the United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service, is the nation’s most comprehensive count of America’s farms and ranches, the people who operate them, and the crops and livestock they raise.

The census, which began in 1840, now covers 3,000 U.S. counties and 30,0000 zip codes. It is completed in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Island.

Iowa producers may complete the census by mail, phone or online at For more information, call 888-424-7828 or visit All responses are due Feb. 6.