Grateful to Serve U.S. Agriculture Through Data and Statistics

Nov 29, 2023

By Alexandra Nseir

The holiday season and end of the year is a time for gratitude, reflection and hopes for the upcoming year. At USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), we are thankful for the opportunity to serve the American public with statistical integrity and are looking ahead to continuing that work in 2024.

NASS conducts hundreds of national weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual surveys each year, along with more at regional, state and local levels. In 2023, we also conducted the 2022 Census of Agriculture, a complete count of U.S. farms and the people who operate them.

We are honored to serve the entire agriculture industry with our work and are grateful that producers, who have many demands on their time, respond to these censuses and surveys. Our work would not be possible without them.

Data from NASS surveys and censuses – including data from the 2022 Census of Agriculture which will be available February 13, 2024 – are used by all who serve American agriculture. Publication dates for various ag census data products can be found on NASS’s 2024 Agricultural Statistics Board Calendar.

NASS data are free and equally accessible. For more than 150 years, our work has helped producers make informed business decisions, guided policy and program development by federal, state and local governments, allowed agribusinesses to identify market opportunities, provided researchers with unbiased information, and so much more.

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