USDA NASS to Collect 2021 Small Grain Production and Stocks Data

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USDA NASS to Collect 2021 Small Grain Production and Stocks Data

During the first two weeks of September, growers of small grains around the country will be contacted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The agency is taking a comprehensive look into the 2021 production and supply of small grains, which include wheat, oats, barley and rye.

“The small grains industry is important to Nebraska agriculture and it is crucial for everyone to have accurate data about this key sector of the economy,” said NASS’ Northern Plains Regional Director Nicholas Streff. “We will contact more than 2,300 producers in Nebraska to accurately measure 2021 acreage, yield and production for small grains and the quantities of grains and oilseeds stored on farm.”

“Responses to the survey will also be used in calculating county yields. USDA uses county yield information from the survey to evaluate and administer vital farm disaster mitigation. Farmers who receive this survey should use this opportunity to assure their county is accurately represented in the calculation of Nebraska county yields.”

NASS safeguards the privacy of all respondents and publishes only aggregate data, ensuring that no individual operation or producer can be identified.

Survey results will be published in several reports, including the annual Small Grains Summary and the quarterly Grain Stocks report, both to be released on Sept. 30. These and all NASS reports are available online at the USDA NASS site. For more information, call the NASS Nebraska Field Office at 800-582-6443.

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