Surveys

Agricultural Resource Management Survey Survey

Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s primary source of information on the production practices, resource use, and economic well-being of America’s farms and ranches. The results of this survey are the only source of information available for objective evaluation of many critical issues related to agriculture and the rural economy.

Farmer participation in ARMS ensures that policy makers and others, including farmers and ranchers themselves, base important decisions on facts straight from the source. ARMS also tells the story of American agriculture to the public that has less and less direct contact with the farm community.

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Click here to complete your survey online. Remember you will need your 17-digit survey code to sign in.

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Where ARMS Data are Used

USDA analyzes ARMS results and releases information throughout the year about farm production practices. Below are some of the reports produced by USDA using ARMS data.

ARMS Outreach Toolkit

Resources for enumerators, media, and producers that help explain the survey and how ARMS data are used.

ARMS Survey Data Collection Materials

NASS collects ARMS data in three separate phases throughout the year. Below are the questionnaires used in each of the phases.

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Last Modified: 12/04/2018