Athens, GA – As the 2022 growing season officially comes to an end, the U.S. Department of
Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will contact producers nationwide to gather final year-end crop production numbers and the amount of grain and oilseeds they store on their farms. At the same time, NASS will survey grain facility operators to determine year-end grain and oilseed stocks.
“These surveys are the basis for the official USDA estimates of production and
harvested acres of all major agricultural commodities in the United States and year-end grain
and oilseed supplies,” said NASS Southern Regional Director Anthony Prillaman. “Data from the survey will benefit farmers and processors by providing timely and accurate information to help them make critical year-end business decisions and begin planning for the next growing and marketing season.”
NASS will analyze the survey information and publish the data in a series of USDA
reports, including the Crop Production Annual Summary and quarterly Grain Stocks reports,
both scheduled for release on Thursday, January 12, 2023.
“Responses to the survey will be combined with the County Agricultural Production
Survey data and used to calculate county yields,” said Prillaman. “Farmers who receive this
survey are not included in the County Agricultural Production Survey; therefore, this is their only opportunity to be included in the calculation of county yields.”
If a survey recipient does not respond by Tuesday, November 29, 2022, NASS may
reach out to schedule an interview to collect the information. As with all NASS surveys,
information provided by respondents is kept confidential, as required by federal law. The
information is used for statistical purposes only and will not be disclosed in identifiable form. All NASS reports are available online at nass.usda.gov/Publications/. For more information, call the NASS Southern Regional Field Office at (800) 253-4419.