The U.S. Department of Agriculture will soon start a survey in 37 states including Kansas.
The 2023 Row Crops County Agricultural Production Survey will start in October to collect information on total acres planted and harvested and total yield and production of row crops to support estimates down to the county level. Producers can complete their survey securely online on the USDA website. The USDA says producers benefit when there is data available to help determine accurate loan rates, disaster payments, crop insurance price elections, and more. Without data, agencies such as USDA’s Risk Management Agency or Farm Service Agency may not have enough information on which to base their programs. If producers do not submit their completed questionnaires by November 1st, a representative will contact selected Kansas farmers to arrange interviews. The information producers provide will be used for statistical purposes only. Responses will be kept confidential and will not be published in identifiable form. The survey can be completed by logging on to agcounts.usda.gov.