Current Survey Activities

Major NASDA Survey Activities
    • September Surveys: In addition to the monthly Ag Yield Surveys, the major surveys conducted are the September Ag Production Survey and the Off-Farm Grain Stocks Survey. These both begin August 30 and continue through mid-September. These surveys provide small grain production information and how much whole grain is in storage as of September 1. CAPS – the County Agricultural Production Survey for small grains continues through mid-October. In addition, we are collecting data for the quarterly Hog Report.

      October Surveys: The Quarterly Agricultural Labor Survey begins mid-month; this survey collects data about hired worker numbers, hours worked and wages paid. Quarterly Milk Production begins Oct 1st. The 2021 Pecan Crop and the 2022 Lemon Crop surveys will begin in early October and will provide the first indications of the size of each crop. The 2020-2021 End Of Season Vegetable Survey begins and will measure the acreage, production, price and value of Arizona’s major vegetable crops from last season. Ag Yield Surveys are on-going to forecast cotton and alfalfa yield and production.

    Special Note
    • USDA NASS continues to suspend all in-person data collection until further notice and many of our processes are being done remotely. As such, we are relying more heavily than ever on online response. Responding online is secure and user-friendly with several conveniences like being quicker than other response options and being able to print for recordkeeping. Please, consider completing your surveys electronically here.
    • It’s incredibly important that producers respond to NASS surveys and are included in these data, especially in this challenging time. When stakeholders, such as producers, local and federal decision-makers, and other data users want to know how this pandemic affected our producers and the agricultural industry, they will look to USDA NASS data for their analyses. Many are looking now.

Last Modified: 09/01/2021