Surveys

Hemp Acreage and Production Survey

hemp Survey

The Hemp Acreage and Production Survey collects information on the acreage, yield, production, price, and value of hemp in the United States. The Domestic Hemp Production Program established in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) allows for the cultivation of hemp under certain conditions. The Hemp Acreage and Production Survey will provide needed data about the hemp industry to assist producers, regulatory agencies, state governments, processors, and other key industry entities.

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Beginning October 18, click here to complete your survey online. Remember, you will need your unique survey code to sign in.


Frequently Asked Questions
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    What information does the Hemp Acreage and Production Survey collect?

    The Hemp Acreage and Production Survey collects information on the total planted and harvested area, yield, production, and value of hemp in the United States. Data is collected for hemp grown in the open and hemp grown under protection. This survey will collect information for all utilizations of hemp:

    • - Hemp flower, hemp grain for human consumption, fiber hemp, and seed hemp grown in open fields.
    • - Hemp flower, hemp for transplant production, and hemp for seed production grown under protection.

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    How is hemp defined?

    As defined in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill), the term “hemp” means the plant species Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant such as the seeds, all derivatives, and extracts, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3% on a dry weight basis. The Domestic Hemp Production Program established in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) allows for the cultivation of hemp under certain conditions.

    Information about regulations for cultivating hemp is available at the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program webpage on USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) website and at Farmers.gov.

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    How will the data from the survey be used?

    This inaugural survey will set the benchmark for hemp acreage and production to assist regulatory agencies, producers, state governments, processors, and other key industry entities. The survey data will support the USDA Agriculture Marketing Service to administer and monitor States and Indian Tribes who are approved under the 2018 Farm Bill to grow domestic hemp that will supply production for this emerging industry. The survey data will also assist the USDA Farm Service Agency, USDA Economic Research Service, and USDA Risk Management Agency with their program support responsibilities related to domestic hemp production.

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    Why should I respond to the Hemp Acreage and Production Survey?

    The information you provide means stronger data about the hemp industry. The data results from the hemp survey can help inform your decisions about growing, harvesting, and selling hemp as well as the type of hemp you decide to produce. The survey results may also impact policy decisions about the hemp industry.

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    Why did I receive this questionnaire?

    You were selected to participate in this survey because you were identified as a potential hemp producer.

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    What if I am not currently producing hemp?

    If you received the survey and you are not an active hemp producer, answering a few simple questions at the beginning of this survey will ensure that you will not receive any further NASS communications about hemp. If you do not complete the survey, NASS staff may follow up to try to gather the information.

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    Will my information be kept confidential?

    Yes. The information you provide will be used for statistical purposes only. In accordance with federal law, your responses will be kept confidential and will not be disclosed in identifiable form. For more information on how we protect your information, visit the NASS confidentiality page. By law, every NASS employee as well as every representative has taken an oath and is subject to a jail term of up to 5 years, a fine of up to $250,000, or both if he or she willfully discloses ANY identifiable information about you.

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    How do I respond to the Hemp Acreage and Production Survey?

    You may complete your form online at agcounts.usda.gov. All you need is your unique survey code located on the front of the questionnaire to complete your survey online. You may also complete and return your survey by mail using the return envelope provided.

Last Modified: 09/20/2021