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USDA to Ask About 2021 Crops, Stocks, Inventories and Values

LINCOLN, Neb. May 24, 2021 – During the next few weeks, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics
Service (NASS) will conduct two major inquiries, contacting nearly 4,300 producers across Nebraska to
determine crop acreage and stock levels as of June 1, 2021.

“These are two of the most important surveys NASS conducts, due to the widespread and significant
impact of their results,” explained Nicholas Streff, Director of the Northern Plains Regional Field Office. “When
producers complete these surveys, they contribute essential information that determines the expected acreage and
supply of major commodities for the 2021 crop year. The results are necessary for everyone who relies on
agriculture for their livelihoods. This includes those providing farm and ranch supplies, those purchasing
commodities directly from the producers, and everyone else involved in ensuring a safe and affordable food
supply reaches the consumer in a timely manner.”

Data for the June Agricultural Survey are gathered via the Internet, mail, or by phone interview. For the
June Area Survey, trained National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) enumerators
representing NASS visit select tracts of land to interview the operators of any farm or ranch within that selected
tract. Producers are asked to provide information on planted acres, acres expected to be harvested, and grain
stocks. This survey also collects data on livestock inventory, cash rents, land values, and value of sales.
“NASS protects the privacy of all respondents and publishes only state- and national-level data in these
reports, ensuring no operation or producer can be identified. I urge all producers to respond to these surveys when
contacted, and thank them for their cooperation,” said Nicholas Streff.

NASS will publish the results in a series of USDA reports, including the Acreage and Grain Stocks
reports, on June 30, 2021. Survey data also contribute to NASS’s Crop Production reports, Small Grains
Summary, Farms and Land in Farms, and Land Values reports, as well as various livestock reports, including
Cattle, Sheep and Goats, and Quarterly Hogs and Pigs.

These and all NASS reports are available online at www.nass.usda.gov/Publications/.