Pecan producers in Georgia, Alabama and other producing states will receive a survey in the mail in late September from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Information generated from the survey will help forecast pecan production for the upcoming season.
“The pecan industry is an important part of U.S. agriculture, especially in Georgia, and it is crucial for us to have accurate data about this key sector of the economy,” said Anthony Prillaman, director of the NASS Southern Regional Field Office. “Around 2,600 producers from across the country, including more than 350 in Georgia, will be contacted to accurately measure 2023 acreage and production for pecans. The data collected from this survey will help set pecan acreage and production estimates at both the state and U.S. level.”
Growers will have the option to respond to the survey securely online at agcounts.usda.gov. Growers who have not responded by Sept. 29 will be contacted for a telephone or in-person interview by a NASS representative.
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 Crop Production report, which will be released on Oct. 12. All NASS reports are available online at nass.usda.gov. For more information, call the NASS Southern Regional Field Office at 800-253-4419.