Northey Encourages Producers to Take USDA Survey

Clint Thompson USDA, USDA-NRCS

Bill Northey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced a new annual survey of farmers, ranchers and private forestland owners. The survey will help USDA understand what it is doing well and where improvements are needed, specifically at the Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Risk Management Agency (RMA). Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey told Southeast AgNet they want to know if there are things they can do better.

The survey is part of the President’s Management Agenda, which requires High Impact Service Provider agencies across the federal government, including FSA and NRCS, to conduct annual surveys to measure and respond to areas needing improvement.

The survey consists of 20 questions and takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Responses are confidential, and individual responses will be aggregated.

A selection of 28,000 producers will receive the survey, but all farmers are encouraged to take it. Learn more and take the survey at