The Census of Agriculture is taken once every five years. It examines land use and ownership, operator characteristics, production practices, and income and expenditures from the ag community across 6 million data points. This recently released 2022 survey had a 61% response rate.

Highlights for Midwest states include more emphasis on cover crops, no-till and other conservation practices. There were nearly 18 million acres of cropland planted as cover crops compared to the 15.4 million acres reported in the 2017 Ag Census.

No-till, strip-till and cover crops are becoming increasingly popular. Yet, supply chain issues during these five years, including for cover crop seed, may have limited adoption of conservation practices.

Read more results from the latest Ag Census report here.