AG Resource Management Survey
The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is conducting a survey to determine the financial well-being of agricultural producers in Colorado.
Bill Meyer is the USDA NASS Mountain Region Director leading the effort.
Meyer: “This is commonly known as our Ag Resource Management Survey. This was mailed out prior to Christmas and it should be in producers’ hands right now. This report really gives a pulse of agriculture and we certainly encourage any help we can get. The quickest way to do it is online. It’s an online tool that’s very secure. Or mail it back to us. In February, we’ll be calling producers to see if they need any help with it. The first release from this will be the annual expenses report and will come out in August of 20212.”
Meyer says the Ag Resource Management Survey is the only survey that measures the current financial well-being of state producers and their households as a whole,” “The results of this survey will help inform decisions on local and federal policies and programs that affect the region’s farms and farm families.
The survey asks producers to provide detailed information about their operating revenues, production costs, and household characteristics. This year the survey also includes questions to help measure any impacts of COVID-19 on farm and household finances and off-farm employment.
Meyer says his team is finishing up the Cattle survey along with the Sheep and Goat Survey Those surveys which gauge inventory for the year will be coming out at the end of the month.