The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will gather information about production practices from producers across the Northwest Region as part of the 2022 Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS).
“ARMS is a vital survey that tracks how Idaho, Oregon and Washington farms use technology to manage production,” said NASS Northwest Regional Deputy Director Dennis Koong. “The results of this survey also help policymakers and farm groups understand the factors driving the costs and returns of crop production.”
This year, NASS is reaching out to survey wheat and potato producers across the country. NASS will conduct the survey starting in October and recommends that farmers have their fertilizer and pesticide spray records available to speed up the process. A USDA or NASS representative will call producers to set up an interview to assist in the completion of the questionnaire. Producers may also receive an email reminder if they opted for email service.
ARMS is conducted in three phases, from May 2022 through April 2023. The first phase screened participants to make sure they have the commodity of interest and would accurately represent the entire U.S. farm sector. In this current phase, NASS is collecting information on production practices. In the final phase, NASS will survey producers on cost of production, farm income and production expenditures. For more information about ARMS, visit nass.usda.gov/go/arms. For reports and analysis of ARMS data, visit ers.usda.gov/arms.