Farmers Go Online and 2022 Census of Agriculture
**Farmers who increased use of online sales and marketing were more resilient to economic shocks of the pandemic, according to a new study by UC Davis researchers.
It found farmers with a greater diversity of crops and livestock were better able to respond to the pandemic and reported no change or an increase in profitability, compared to farmers with less diverse offerings.
Some 46% of those surveyed said they relied on online sales.
**The USDA mailed survey codes to all known U.S. ag producers with the invitation to respond online to the 2022 Census of Agriculture at agcounts.usda.gov.
The ag census is the nation’s only comprehensive and impartial agriculture data for every state, county, and territory.
By completing the survey, producers across the nation can tell their stories and help generate impactful policies to better serve them and future ag producers.
**More than 30 agribusinesses and farm organizations will visit Madrid, Spain, over the next few days, during a USDA trade mission.
Delegation members will engage directly with potential buyers from Spain and Portugal and receive in-depth market briefs from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service and industry trade experts and participate in site visits.
Spain is the third-largest EU destination for U.S. ag products and Portugal is number 11.