2022 Plowprint Report

In its seventh year, WWF’s Plowprint Report analyzes the rate of grasslands plow-up across the US, Canadian, and Mexican portions of the Great Plains. This analysis is based on the USDA’s annual Cropland Data Layer, the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Annual Crop Inventory, and Sentinel-2 satellite data classified using Google Earth’s Engine for Mexico from two years prior to the release date. As a result, the 2022 edition analyzes and reports on plow-up and conversion that occurred during 2020.