It took a little while, but the 2022 Census of Agriculture is out and Georgia looks like it has come out in good shape. The Census of Agriculture (COA) is conducted every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), increasingly online, with more 40 percent of responses done online for 2022.

The total amount of farmland in the U.S. declined by about 20 million acres from 2017 to 2022, with 1.9 millon farms covering about 880 million acres. In Georgia there were roughly 39,200 farms reported, down from 42,500 in 2017. Actual farmland loss was not that much though, only down 14,400 acres to 9.939 million acres from 9.953 million in 2017. 

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