Census of Agriculture Underway and Gas and Diesel Prices Down
**The 2022 Census of Agriculture is underway.
The census provides America’s comprehensive database on farming and ranching in every state.
The USDA on November 22 began mailing survey codes to agricultural producers across the country.
Paper questionnaires will be mailed out this month, and all farm operations that produced or sold $1,000 or more of ag products this year are required to participate.
Responses are due by February 6.
**The National Sustainable Ag Coalition’s 2023 Farm Bill campaign will advance programs and priorities that build resilience and equity across the American agricultural sector.
Other platform goals include restoring competition, investing in science, and renewing the environment for current and future generations of Americans.
One of the group’s biggest goals is strengthening resilient local and regional food systems.
The coalition also wants to fix a “flawed farm safety net and restore fair competition.”
**For the third straight week, the nation’s average gas price declined, falling 12.4 cents from a week ago to $3.52 per gallon.
The national average for diesel fell 7.9 cents in the past week and stands at $5.20 per gallon.
GasBuddy’s Patrick De Haan says, “All the metrics look very positive … and the national average could fall under $3 per gallon by Christmas.”