The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is conducting a hemp survey. It sent out the Hemp Production and Disposition Inquiry to almost 1,600 growers across the Southeast, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.
This followed NASS’s 2021 Hemp Acreage and Production survey. Like the 2021 questionnaire, this year’s survey will collect information on the total planted and harvested area, yield, production and value of hemp in the U.S. in 2022.
Survey recipients are asked to respond securely online at www.agcounts.usda.gov, by mail or fax. Those who do not respond by Feb. 1 may be contacted to arrange an interview to complete the survey. NASS will publish the survey data on April 19 on the NASS website at www.nass.usda.gov and in the NASS Quick Stats database at www.quickstats.nass.usda.gov.
Producers are encouraged to call the NASS Southern Region Field Office at (800) 253-4419 for assistance in completing the survey.
NASS estimated the total value of hemp production at $824 million in 2021. Planted area for industrial hemp produced in the open for all utilizations in the U.S. totaled 54,152 acres. Area harvested for all utilizations totaled 33,480 acres.