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NASS Seeks Feedback About Crops, Grain Stocks
Kentucky Ag Connection - 05/16/2019

During the next several weeks, the 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 survey 2,500 farms across Kentucky to determine crop production and supplies levels in 2019.

"Due to the widespread and significant impact of its results, these are two of the most important and well-known surveys NASS conducts," explained David Knopf, director of the NASS Eastern Mountain Regional Office in Kentucky. "When growers respond, they provide essential information that helps determine the prospective production and supply of major commodities in the United States for 2019. Everyone who relies on agriculture for their livelihoods is interested in the results."

NASS gathers the data online, by mail, phone and in-person interview. Growers provide information on crop acreage, grain stocks, livestock inventory, cash rents, land values, and value of sales.

NASS will compile and analyze the survey information and publish the results in a series of USDA reports, including the annual Acreage report and quarterly Grain Stocks report, both to be released June 28, 2019.

"We recognize this is a hectic time for farmers, but the information they provide helps U.S. agriculture remain viable and capable," Knopf stated. "I urge them to respond to these surveys and thank them for their cooperation."

For more information on NASS surveys and reports, call the NASS Eastern Mountain Regional Field Office at (800) 928-5277.

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