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Minnesota farmers asked to respond to survey

USDA surveys keep U.S. agriculture 'viable and capable,' official says

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During the next several weeks, the USDA will contact nearly 5,700 farmers across Minnesota, seeking information to assess crop acreage and stock levels as of June 1.

The information will be gathered by the department's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), which will conduct two major mid-year surveys, the June Agricultural Survey and the June Area Survey.

“The June Agricultural Survey and the June Area Survey are two of the most important and well-known surveys NASS conducts,” said Dan Lofthus, Minnesota 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 for the 2022 crop year."

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The results, he said, are used by a wide ranch of professionals, including farmers and ranchers, USDA, businesses, exporters, researchers, economists and policymakers.

NASS protects the privacy of all respondents, publishing its findings in a format that doesn't identify individual farms.

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“We recognize that this is a hectic time for farmers, but the information they provide helps U.S. agriculture remain viable and capable," Loftus said. "I urge them to respond to these surveys and thank them in advance for their cooperation.”

NASS publishes a range of reports, which can be viewed at nass.usda.gov/Publications /. For more information, call the NASS Minnesota Field Office at 651-728-3113.

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