USDA to Survey Pork Producers for Inventories, Farrowing Intentions
Pennsylvania Ag Connection - 05/11/2018
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is contacting producers for the June Hogs and Pigs Survey. The agency will survey pork producers for detailed information on market hog and breeding stock inventories as
well as pig crop and farrowing intentions.
"With the data gathered in the quarterly Hogs and Pigs surveys, NASS measures and reports trends in the U.S. pork industry over the course of the year," said King Whetstone, director of the NASS Northeastern Regional Field Office. The information is used
by all sectors of the industry to help make sound and timely business decisions.
NASS will mail the questionnaires to all producers selected for the survey in late May. To ensure all survey participants have an opportunity to respond, NASS interviewers will contact producers who do not respond by mail or online to conduct telephone and
NASS safeguards the privacy of all respondents and publishes only aggregate data, ensuring that no individual operation or producer can be identified.
Survey results will be published in the in the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report on June 28. For more information, call the NASS Northeastern Regional Field Office at 1-800-498-1518.