USDA set to survey farmers about ’14 crops

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 4,000 producers in Illinois to determine crop production and supply levels in 2014.
“Due to the widespread impact of its results, the June Agricultural Survey and the June Area Survey are two of the most important surveys NASS conducts," said Mark Schleusener, director of the NASS Illinois Office. “Information that growers provide serves as the first clear indication of the potential production and supply of major commodities in the United States for the 2014 crop year.”
NASS gathers the data for the agriculture survey online, by mail or by phone. For the area survey, agency representatives will visit randomly selected tracts of land.
Reports are available on the NASS website: www.nass.usda.gov. For information, call 1-800-551-1014.

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