USDA Seeks Feedback rom Growers for Mid-Year Surveys

Over the next several weeks, USDA’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 nearly 4,400 producers across Wisconsin to determine crop acreage and also 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 Greg Bussler, Wisconsin State Statistician. “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. The results are used by many to inform a wide range of decisions.”

How to Respond

Producers can respond to the June Agricultural Survey online at, by phone, or mail. They will be asked to provide information on planted and harvested acreage, including acreage for biotech crops and also grain stocks. For the June Area Survey, agency representatives will interview farm and ranch operators in randomly selected segments of land over the phone or in person. 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 respondent. We keep all individual information confidential and publish the data in aggregate form only to ensure that no operation or producer can be identified,” said Bussler. “We recognize that this is a hectic time for farmers. But the information they provide helps U.S. agriculture remain viable and capable. I urge them to respond to these surveys and thank them for their participation.”

Where Will Data Be Published?

NASS will publish the data in a series of USDA reports. These include the annual Acreage and quarterly Grain Stocks reports June 28, 2024. This data also contributes to NASS’s monthly and annual Crop Production reports. These include the annual Small Grains Summary, annual Farms and Land in Farms and also 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.,