Reminder: Producers encouraged to fill out fall surveys

The U.S. Department Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service’s (NASS) fall surveys are underway, and they encourage wheat producers to participate in the surveys when they receive them either by mail or telephone. The feedback producers provide can create a foundation for crop yield, production practices, and help set up loan rates, disaster payments, and crop insurance price elections. There are three NASS surveys a producer can expect to receive. The Agricultural survey which measures acreage, production, and stocks, the Agricultural Resources Management Survey which rotates crops each year, this year the survey seeks information on production practices and chemical use for barley, cotton, sorghum and wheat, and lastly, the County Agricultural Production Surveys which is seeking data down to the county level for small grain crops.