The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to remind producers there is still time to respond to the Conservation Practice Adoption Motivations Survey over the coming weeks.
In late May, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) mailed the survey to nearly 2,700 farmers and ranchers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. A joint project between NASS and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), this new survey is aimed at better understanding conservation practice adoption and the role of technical and financial assistance. The data will be used to guide the implementation of NRCS programs in the future.
There are two versions of the survey this year. One requests information on crop conservation practices, the other is for confined livestock conservation practices. Data from both versions of the survey will be available later this fall.
Survey recipients may respond securely online, by phone or mail. A representative for NASS may call producers to set up an interview to assist in the completion of the questionnaire.
All information reported by individuals will be kept confidential, as required by federal law. For assistance with the NRCS survey, producers can call the NASS Southern Region Field Office at (800) 253-4419.