New USDA survey solicits feedback from farmers, ranchers

Producers can now take a nationwide survey to help the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) improve and increase access to its programs and services for America’s farmers, ranchers and forest managers.

The survey is for both new and existing customers.

The survey is available online at, and the deadline to complete is March 31, 2023.

The survey gathers feedback on programs and services available through USDA’s Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Risk Management Agency.

These agencies provide critical customer-facing services and are expected to use the survey data to make targeted improvements.

“A robust survey response that includes the perspectives of all of our customers, including underserved producers, will help USDA better understand the unique needs of both existing and prospective customers, while identifying opportunities to enhance government programs and services. Please take the survey, especially if we haven’t worked with you before,” said Robert Bonnie, USDA undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC). “This survey will provide USDA with critical data to help USDA serve all of agriculture.”

USDA encourages all farmers, ranchers and forest managers to take the survey, especially those who have not worked with USDA previously.

In addition to the online survey, the FPAC Business Center, which is administering the survey, will also mail 11,000 printed surveys to various local state stakeholder organizations and farmers markets.

Click here to take the survey.

Article Sources: USDA Website, Texas Farm Bureau Website