USDA will send first hemp acreage and production survey in October

Hemp farmers should check their mailboxes in October for the first hemp survey from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The agency’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will mail its first Hemp Acreage and Production Survey seeking information about total planted and harvested hemp acreage as well as yield, production and crop value, the USDA announced Friday.

The survey, mandated through the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s Domestic Hemp Program, will provide data about the hemp industry – including the value of hemp in the United States – to assist producers, regulatory agencies, state governments, processors and industry members in making decisions about the crop.

Hemp producers may also complete the survey online using a code located on the survey mailing label, or complete and send the survey using a provided return envelope.