USDA Ag Stat Survey Contacting Farmers

As the 2022 growing season officially comes to an end, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will contact producers nationwide to gather final year-end crop production numbers and the amount of grain and oilseeds they store on their farms. At the same time, NASS will survey grain facility operators to determine year-end grain and oilseed stocks. Producers can complete their survey securely online at agcounts.usda.gov.

“These surveys are the basis for the official USDA estimates of production and
harvested acres of all major agricultural commodities in the United States and year-end grain
and oilseed supplies,” said Greg Bussler, Wisconsin State Statistician. “Data from the surveys
will benefit farmers and processors by providing timely and accurate information to help them
make critical year-end business decisions and begin planning for the next growing and
marketing season.”

Within the next few weeks, NASS may reach out to schedule an interview to collect the
information. As with all NASS surveys, information provided by respondents is kept confidential,
as required by federal law. The information is used for statistical purposes only and will not be
disclosed in identifiable form.

State- and national-level results from the December 1, 2022 Agricultural Survey will be
published in the Crop Production Annual Summary and the quarterly Grain Stocks report, both
to be released Thursday, January 12, 2023. County-level results for corn and soybeans from the
County Agricultural Production Survey (CAPS) will be published on the NASS Quick Stats
database (quickstats.nass.usda.gov) on Friday, February 24, 2023. All NASS reports are
available online at nass.usda.gov/Publications/.

For more information, call the NASS Wisconsin Field Office at 608-224-4848.