USDA Sends Thousands Of Revised Hemp Surveys To Farmers Across U.S. For Second Annual Report

USDA Sends Thousands Of Revised Hemp Surveys To Farmers Across U.S. For Second Annual Report
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) began sending out thousands of surveys to hemp farmers across the country on Thursday as part of its annual effort to learn about how the market has evolved since the crop was federally legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill. USDA launched its first annual survey in 2021 and released a report detailing the results the following year. Now the questionnaire has been revised to “improve data quality and reduce respondent burden,” USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) said. In general, the department is asking questions about plans for outdoor hemp production, acreage for operations, primary and secondary uses for the crop and what kinds of prices producers are able to bring in. The questionnaire lists preparations such as smokeable hemp, extracts like CBD, grain for human consumption, fiber and seeds as areas the department is interested in learning more about. The Hemp Production, Disposition and Income Survey is now in the mail. The survey collects information on the acreage, yield, production, price, and value of #hemp in the United States. Respond online at https://t.co/MvrGnUXzN1 #AgStats #agriculture pic.twitter.com/9t5xcPaBZD — National Agricultural Statistics Service (@usda_nass) January 19, 2023 The title of the form has been changed to the “Hemp Production and Disposition Inquiry” from the prior name of “Hemp Acreage and Production Survey,” and there are a series of other mostly technical revisions that are detailed in a supplementary report. For example, growers will be asked to report their acreage down to one-tenth of an acre, instead of one-fourth. It also now asks if hemp grain was collected using a combine and whether the weight of hemp yields they document refer to “dry weight” measurements. For the most part, however, the questionnaire is largely consistent with the prior version, which was approved following a review period…

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