Starting in October, the National Agricultural Statistics Service will gather information about crop production practices from producers across Wisconsin. It’s part of the 2023 Agricultural Resource Management Survey or ARMS.
“ARMS is a vital survey that tracks how Wisconsin farms use technology to manage production of their major field crops,” says Wisconsin State Statistician Greg Bussler. “The data from this survey also help policymakers and farm groups understand the factors driving the costs and returns of crop production.”
This year, NASS is reaching out to survey a sample of barley, oat, peanut, and soybean producers across the country. NASS recommends that farmers have their fertilizer and pesticide application records available to speed up the survey process.
A NASS representative will call producers to set up an interview to assist in the completion of the questionnaire. Producers may also receive an email reminder if they opted for email service.
ARMS has three phases, from May 2023 through April 2024. The first phase screened participants to make sure they have the commodity of interest and would accurately represent the entire U.S. farm sector.
In this current phase, NASS is collecting information on production practices. In the final phase, NASS will survey producers on cost of production, farm income, and production expenditures.
NASS safeguards the privacy of all respondents. The information is for statistical purposes only. In accordance with federal law, survey responses are confidential and not published in identifiable form.