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National Ag Statistics Service to Gather Information About Farm Economics

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 -- 8:01 AM

(Wisconsin Ag Connection) The National Agricultural Statistics Service will gather information about farm economics and production practices from wheat and potato growers across Wisconsin as part of the 2022 Agricultural Resource Management Survey.

According to the Wisconsin Ag Connection, the agency will conduct the survey in-person starting as early as October, and recommend farmers have their fertilizer and pesticide spray records available to provide accurate data.

"ARMS is a vital survey that tracks how Wisconsin farms use technology to manage production of their major field crops," said State Agriculture Statistician Greg Bussler. "The survey helps policymakers and farm groups understand the factors driving costs of production and returns from crop production."

The ARMS survey is being conducted in three phases from May 2022 through April 2023. The first phase screened participants to make sure they had the commodity of interest and would accurately represent the entire U.S. farm sector.

In this current phase, NASS will collect information on production practices and chemical use for the specific commodities mentioned above. In the final survey, the agency will ask producers about cost of production, farm income and production expenditures.

Data provided by farmers is confidential and protected by law. NASS further safeguards the privacy of all respondents by publishing only aggregate data, ensuring that no individual operation or producer can be identified.

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