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USDA to Conduct Survey on Illinois Hog Inventory
Illinois Ag Connection - 02/23/2021

In late February, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will begin surveying farmers in Illinois and across the U.S. to estimate hog and pig inventory. The survey will determine inventories as of March 1, the size of the pig crop over the last three months, and future farrowing intentions.

"NASS will mail questionnaires to farmers near the end of February. Farmers may return the survey by mail or online," said Mark Schleusener, Illinois state statistician.

The USDA encourages farmers to respond online at the website www.agcounts.usda.gov, as it is secure, efficient and saves costs. "This quarterly survey provides valuable information about hog production to farmers and rural communities," added Schleusener.

Farmers may be contacted by phone during March if they have not returned their survey by mail or online. NASS safeguards the privacy of all respondents and publishes only aggregate data, ensuring that no individual operation or producer can be identified, as required by federal law. NASS will publish the survey Results in the Hogs and Pigs Report, to be released March 25.

For more information, call the NASS Heartland Regional Field Office at 800-551-1014.


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