HARRISBURG, Pa, — During the first two weeks of September, a sample of small grain growers around the country will receive Agricultural Survey questionnaires from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

The agency is taking a comprehensive look into the 2021 production and supply of small grains, including wheat, oats, barley, and rye.

NASS will contact farmers and ranchers to gather information on their 2021 small grains production and the quantities of small grains and row crops stored on the farm. Producers are encouraged to respond conveniently online at agcounts.usda.gov.

The online questionnaire is fast and secure. They may also return their completed surveys by mail. Farmers who have not responded by August 29 may receive a phone call from a NASS representative who will help them fill out the survey or schedule a time to do so.

NASS will analyze the survey information and publish the state and national results in the annual Small Grains Summary and quarterly Grain Stocks report on Sept. 30. These survey data also contribute to the USDA’s World Agricultural Outlook Board’s monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates .

All NASS reports are available at nass.usda.gov/Publications. For more information, call the NASS Northeastern Regional Field Office at (800) 498-1518.

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