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Your planting intentions survey is in the mail

Agriculture.com Staff 02/27/2013 @ 3:12pm

Farmers soon will be receiving surveys from USDA about their 2013 planting intentions, the agency announced on Wednesday. Farmers can complete paper forms or fill out the questionnaire on a secure website. All individual responses are confidental, with results being reported only as national and state aggregate data.

"The results of this survey will help all participants in the agriculture sector determine what to expect this growing season after a drought-hampered 2012 season," according to a statement from USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

The agency also will survey pork producers about their hog and pig inventories and spring farrowing intentions.

“The information we collect from producers during the first two weeks of March establishes a trend that we’re likely to see in  the entire growing season,” said Bob Bass, NASS’ National Operations Division director. “This year, after a weather-plagued 2012 season, it’s more important than ever to understand planting intentions for this year.”

The surveys require a "pretty quick turnaround so that the information is as current as possible,” said Bass. “Not only do we publish the Prospective Plantings and Quarterly Hogs and Pigs reports on March 28, but we also recognize that farmers have a very busy time ahead of them....”

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