Data collection will soon begin for USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Services’ first-ever Hemp Acreage and Production survey.
Later this month, USDA NASS will mail survey codes to thousands of potential hemp producers nationwide.
Gerald Tillman, National Agricultural Statistics Census and Survey Division Branch Chief says “The Hemp Acreage and Production survey is basically the very first survey that USDA will be doing for hemp, and our focus is to gather help planted acres in open fields, hemp harvested acres in open fields, and the uses of hemp, hemp flour for human consumption, hemp for grain for human consumption, hemp for fiber and hemp for seed, and then anything it’s grown for that we’re not aware of.
And we’re looking to gather to total pounds produced and sold for the four different types of uses.
Also, hemp is grown under protection, your greenhouse and nursery operations, we will target as well.”
Tillman says survey codes for producers to respond online will be mailed October 18th for the 2021 hemp acreage and production survey.