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Sept 12 -- The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) invites comments by November 13, 2023 regarding the proposed revision and extension of the Agricultural Surveys Program.

The Agricultural Surveys Program contains a series of surveys that obtains basic agricultural data from farmers, ranchers, and feedlots throughout the Nation for preparing agricultural estimates and forecasts of crop acreage, yield, and production; stocks of grains and soybeans; hog and pig numbers; sheep inventory and lamb crop; cattle inventory; cattle on feed; grazing fees; and land values. Uses of the statistical information collected by these surveys are extensive and varied. Producers, farm organizations, agribusinesses, commodity exchanges, State and national farm policy makers, and government agencies are important users of these statistics. Agricultural statistics are used to plan and administer other related Federal and State programs in such areas as consumer protection, conservation, foreign trade, education, and recreation.

Revisions to burden are needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sample design, and minor changes in questionnaire design. Estimated Number of Respondents: 492,000

Guide to NASS Surveys and Programs: https://www.nass.usda.gov/Surveys/Guide_to_NASS_Surveys/index.php
Current survey instruments: https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewIC?ref_nbr=202302-0535-003&icID=36775
FRN: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2023-19610

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