USDA to Survey County Acreage and Production

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey farmers in 41 states, including North Dakota, as part of its County Agricultural Production Survey. The survey will collect information on total acres planted and harvested, as well as total yield and production of row crops down to the county level.
North Dakota State Statistician Darin Jantzi says the survey is going out later than usual. “The lateness and delays of the harvest is causing us to send this out three weeks later than normal. This is the time of the year where we’re collecting information to get more county estimate data.”
Within the next few weeks, NASS representatives will contact selected farmers to arrange telephone or in-person interviews to complete the survey. Jantzi says this data is used to help federal and state programs to support farmers. NASS safeguards the privacy of all respondents and publishes only aggregate data, ensuring that no individual operation or producer can be identified as required by federal law.