USDA to Survey Row Crops County Acreage and Production
Starting in October, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey a sample of producers in 37 states, including Nebraska, as part of its 2023 Row Crops County Agricultural Production Survey. The survey will collect information on total acres planted and harvested, and total yield and production of row crops to support estimates down to the county level. Producers can complete their survey securely online.
“The data provided by producers will help federal and state programs support the farmer,” said Nicholas Streff, director of the NASS Northern Plains Regional Field Office. “We hope every producer who receives this survey will take the time to respond. Producers benefit when there are data available to help determine accurate loan rates, disaster payments, crop insurance price elections, and more. Without data, agencies such as USDA’s Risk Management Agency or Farm Service Agency may not have enough information on which to base their programs.”
If producers do not submit their completed questionnaires by Wednesday, Nov. 1, a NASS representative will contact selected Nebraska farmers to arrange interviews.
The information producers provide will be used for statistical purposes only. In accordance with federal law, responses will be kept confidential and will not be published in identifiable form.
The data will be published on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, in NASS’s Quick Stats database. For more information on this survey, visit USDA NASS or contact the NASS Northern Plains Field Office at (800) 582-6443.