The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) plans to send 20,500 hemp producers across the country their first Hemp Acreage and Production Survey, beginning October 18. NASS expects the survey to act as a snapshot of the total planted and harvested area, yield, and value of hemp in the U.S.
Recipients are asked to complete the survey at the USDA website using a provided ID number or return the survey in a prepaid envelope by October 25.
“This inaugural hemp survey will establish a necessary benchmark and provide critically-needed data for the hemp industry. The information collected can help inform producers’ decisions about growing, harvesting, and selling hemp as well as the type of hemp they decide to produce.” — Kevin Barnes in a press release