Planting Intentions Survey Is Coming Around

The National Agricultural Statistics Service will contact producers nationwide about their planting intentions for the upcoming growing season.

“Each year, the agriculture industry anticipates USDA’s Prospective Plantings report, which provides initial survey-based estimates of U.S. farmers’ planting intentions for the year,” says Greg Bussler, Wisconsin State Statistician. “The March Agricultural Survey provides the data that underpin projections, making it one of the most important surveys we conduct each year.”

NASS will mail the survey to approximately 1,800 Wisconsin producers on Feb. 19. They’ll ask producers about the types of crops and the number of acres they intend to plant in 2024. Producers can respond online at or by mail. Those who do not respond by Feb. 27 can expect an emailed reminder for an interview.

By federal law, NASS keeps responses confidential. NASS publishes data in aggregate form only, ensuring that no individual operation or producer can be identified.

The data will be in the Prospective Plantings and quarterly Grain Stocks reports on March. 28. These and all NASS reports are available online: