Current Survey Activities

    Major NASDA Survey Activities

    July Surveys: In addition to the normal monthly surveys (Ag Prices, etc.) the mid-year Cattle and quarterly Milk Production Surveys will be conducted to determine the US cattle inventory and the number of milk cows as of July 1 and total milk produced in June. The final small grain Agricultural Yield Survey will wrap up in early July. A special swine survey that collects data on swine production practices will begin this month. A sample of herds with less than 1,000 head will be contacted on behalf of the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS).


    August Surveys: Monthly Agricultural Yield Surveys resume with row crops and continue through November. These yield surveys provide first indications of production for corn, hay, oilseeds, and pulse crops. Data collection begins near the 28th of each month and continues into the first week of the following month. CAPS – the County Agricultural Production Survey for small grains begins August 1st and ends in mid-October.

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.

Last Modified: 09/01/2022