USDA to conduct mid-year surveys

May. 12, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will soon conduct two major agricultural surveys to determine crop production and supply levels: the June agricultural survey and the June area survey.

The agency will gather data from farmers across the state through mail, phone and online surveys.

For the area survey, agency representatives will also visit random plots of land and interview the operating farmers and ranchers.

Growers will be asked to provide information on crop acreage, grain stocks, livestock inventory, cash rents, land values and value of sales.

The resulting information will be compiled, analyzed and published in a series of USDA reports, including the annual acreage report and quarterly grain stock report set to come out June 30.

The data will also contribute the NASS monthly and annual crop production reports, the annual small grains summary and the USDA’s monthly report “World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.”

All information provided through the surveys is confidential by law. Only state- and national-level data will be published to avoid the identification of an individual operation or producer.

For more information, call the NASS N.C. Field Office at (800) 437-8451 or go to nass.usda.gov.