ASB Notice

USDA NASS to Reinstate the Agricultural Labor Survey Previously Scheduled for Oct. 2020

Issued Dec. 10, 2020 by the Agricultural Statistics Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service. For more information, contact the NASS Public Affairs Office at

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) intends to reinstate the Agricultural Labor Survey which was suspended on Sept. 30. NASS will mail the questionnaires and collect data immediately for the survey previously scheduled for October 2020. The report, to be published on Feb. 11, 2021, will include data for the July and October 2020 reference dates, including annual average wage rates, hired workers and hours worked.

Public announcement of the reinstatement of the federal statistical program is available per requirements of the Office of Management and Budget in a Federal Register Notice. Information about the farm labor program is available at


NASS is the federal statistical agency responsible for producing official data about U.S. agriculture and is committed to providing timely, accurate and useful statistics in service to U.S. agriculture.

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