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USDA to Survey County Row Crops Acreage, Production
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 10/08/2018

The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service will soon be contacting producers for its County Agricultural Production Survey. Beginning this month, NASS will be taking a comprehensive look into the total acres planted and harvested for 2018, as well as the total yield and production of row crops down to the county level.

"The data provided by producers will help federal and state programs support the farmer," said State Ag Statistician Greg Bussler. "We hope every producer understands the importance of these data and will take the time to respond if they receive this survey. Producers benefit when there are data available to help determine accurate loan rates, disaster payments, crop insurance price elections and more."

Within the next few weeks NASS representatives will contact selected Wisconsin growers to arrange telephone or in-person interviews to complete the survey.

Bussler says without data, agencies such as USDA's Risk Management Agency or Farm Service Agency do not have information on which to base the programs that serve those same producers.

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