USDA Seeks Feedback From Producers About 2024 Crops, Stocks, Inventories and Values

May 16, 2024

During the next several weeks, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct two major mid-year surveys, the June Agricultural Survey and the June Area Survey. The agency will contact producers across Nebraska to determine crop acreage and stock levels as of June 1, 2024.

“The June Agricultural Survey and the June Area Survey are two of the most important and well-known surveys NASS conducts,” explained NASS’ Northern Plains Regional Director, Nicholas Streff. “When producers respond to these surveys, they provide essential information that helps determine the expected acreage and supply of major commodities in the United States for the 2024 crop year. The results are used by farmers and ranchers, USDA, businesses, exporters, researchers, economists, policymakers, and others who use the survey information in making a wide range of decisions that benefit the producer.”

Producers can respond to the June Agricultural Survey online, by phone, or mail. They will be asked to provide information on planted and harvested acreage, including acreage for biotech crops, and grain stocks. For the June Area Survey, agency representatives will conduct interviews with farm and ranch operators in randomly selected segments of land. Producers will be asked to provide information on crop acreage, grain stocks, livestock inventory, land values, and value of sales.

“NASS safeguards the privacy of all respondents by keeping individual information confidential and publishing the data in aggregate form only. This ensures that no operation or producer can be identified,” Streff said. “We recognize this is a hectic time for farmers, but the information they provide is vital in support and promotion of U.S. agriculture. I urge them to respond to these surveys and thank them for their cooperation.”

NASS will analyze the survey information and publish the results in a series of USDA reports, including the annual acreage and quarterly grain stocks reports, to be released June 28, 2024. The survey data also contribute to NASS’ monthly and annual crop production reports, the annual small grains summary, annual farms and land in farms and land values reports, various livestock reports, including cattle, sheep and goats, and hogs and pigs, and USDA’s monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.

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