The USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service continues to collect responses to the 2019 Organic Survey and the 2019 Census of Horticultural Specialties, both of which are special studies that take place every five years. 

The response window runs through March of this year. 

NASS is asking producers who received the questionnaires to respond online, by mail, or by telephone. 

“We are extending the deadlines for responses since we still have a steady stream of completed questionnaires coming in,” says NASS Administrator Hubert Hamer. “NASS produces the most comprehensive data about U.S. agriculture. Our record of accuracy is why NASS data continues to be used throughout the industry.” 

Hamer says the better response they get from the questionnaires means the better data they have to offer. 

“Responding to NASS surveys and censuses means contributing to the future,” Hamer adds. 

The resulting data will be used by commodity associations, agribusinesses, policymakers, researchers, Extension, and more. 

Producers who didn’t respond to the original deadline will receive a second questionnaire this month.