Wednesday, April 22, 2009 by Kathy Means
Be counted in USDA’s organic production survey
The U.S. National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct an Organic Production Survey that looks at “many aspects of organic farming during the 2008 calendar year – from production and marketing practices, to income and expenses. It will focus not only on operations that are currently engaged in organic production, but also on those making the transition to organic agriculture.” NASS, a service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, reports the survey will be available in early May to known organic producers in the United States, with responses due by June 17. The service prefers electronic submissions, but you can also mail in a survey.
It’s important for the produce industry to be well-represented in this survey as the results will shape policy and funding decisions for the future. To receive the survey, NASS needs to know you exist. If you don’t believe you are on the list, simply fill out this form to let NASS know about your operation. For more information about the Organic Production Survey, visit www.agcensus.usda.gov or call (800) 645-7286.
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