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NASS to Collect 2017 Wisconsin Cash Rents, Leases Data
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 03/16/2017

The Wisconsin field office of USDA's National Ag Statistics Service will be collecting data from farmers in the Badger State this spring about cash rented acres and the amount of rent paid. The Cash Rents and Leases Survey is conducted every other year and is now in the process of contacting producers through June.

The Farm Service Agency and other agencies rely on average cash rental rates in each county to help develop and administer Federal farm programs. Farmers contacted by NASS are encouraged to cooperate on this survey.

Farmers will be asked to provide the number of acres rented or leased for cash in 2017 and the cash rental rate. By responding to the survey, farmers will help ensure that the information published by NASS represents all areas of the state and is as accurate as possible.

FSA uses the data to determine Conservation Reserve Program rates at the county level. Results from the survey will be released in September.

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