USDA Urges Farmers to Take Part in Surveys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Crop reports, stock reports, livestock reports, it seems that USDA's National Ag Statistics Service is always counting something on the nation's farms and ranches.  Lance Honig with NASS says in order for the information provided by USDA to be accurate, they need accurate information from farmers and ranchers.  Honig says the partial government shutdown in the fall was a total shutdown for NASS, meaning no crop reports were issued in October.  He says some information was lost, but  it also pointed out to many users just how important the reports from USDA are in making decisions.