SurveyId 4012 Agricultural Labor - October 2022

Agricultural Labor

0109 - Agricultural Labor Survey - October 2022 - April 22, 2022

Agricultural Labor

OMB: 0535-0109

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AGRICULTURAL LABOR SURVEY - October 2022
OMB No.0535-0109
Approval Expires: 9/30/2024
Project Code: 956
Survey ID: 4012
Version: 1

United States
Department of
Agriculture
NATIONAL
AGRICULTURAL
STATISTICS
SERVICE
USDA/NASS
National Operations Division
9700 Page Avenue, Suite 400
St. Louis, MO 63132-1547
Phone: 1-888-424-7828
Fax: 1-855-415-3687
Email: [email protected]

Please make corrections to name, address, and ZIP Code, if necessary.
The information you provide will be used for statistical purposes only. Your response will be kept confidential and any person who willfully discloses ANY
identifiable information about you or your operation is subject to a jail term, a fine, or both. This survey is conducted in accordance with the Confidential
Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2018, Title III of Pub. L. No. 115-435, codified in 44 U.S.C. Ch. 35 and other applicable Federal laws.
For more information on how we protect your information please visit: https://www.nass.usda.gov/confidentiality. Response is voluntary.
According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of
information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. The valid OMB control number is 0535-0109. The time required to complete this information
collection is estimated to average 30 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and
maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information.

Office
Use
Only

FIPS

POID

Tract

Subtr.

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__________________________

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1. Verify name and mailing address of this operation.
Make any corrections necessary (including the correct operation name) on the label and continue.
2. Since June 1, 2022 have you or will you (name on label):
(Check all that apply)

☐

grow any crops or cut hay? INCLUDE grains, row crops, oilseeds, fruits, nuts, vegetables (including
strawberries and melon crops), nursery and greenhouse, Christmas trees, and other specialty crops.

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own or raise any livestock, poultry, bees or aquaculture? INCLUDE livestock and poultry owned, and
any being raised under contract for someone else.

☐
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sell any agricultural products?
receive government agricultural payments? EXCLUDE government payments received as a landlord.
have more than 19 acres of idle cropland or more than 99 acres of pastureland?

3. Did you check ANY of the boxes in item 2?   ☐ Yes – continue    ☐ No – skip to page 11

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R. Unit

4. Are the day-to-day decisions for this operation made by one individual, a hired
manager, or partners? (Check one)

☐
☐
☐

9921
SUB
For
Office 9941
Use Only

One individual - Go to Section 1 on Page 3
A hired manager - Go to Section 1 on Page 3

JUNE 1

Partners - Continue

9930
Number

5. How many partners are involved in the day-to-day decisions of this operation,
including the partner named on the front page and listed below?......................
Do not include landlords and tenants as partners
6. Please identify the other person(s) in this partnership, then go to Section 1, Page 3.
(Verify partners' names and make necessary corrections if names have already been entered.)

☐

☐

Check if verified

Check if verified

Name: ________________________________________________

Name: ________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________

City: ______________________ State: ______ Zip: __________

City: _____________________ State: ______

Zip: __________

check if
cell phone

Phone: (______) ______________________________

☐

Did this partner also operate land individually on June 1, 2022?

☐
☐

Yes

☐

check if
cell phone

Did this partner also operate land individually on June 1, 2022?

☐

No

☐

Check if verified

☐

Phone: (______) ______________________________

Yes

☐

No

Check if verified

Name: ________________________________________________

Name: ________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________

City:_______________________ State: ______ Zip: __________

City: _____________________ State: ______ Zip: ___________

check if
cell phone

check if
cell phone

Phone: (______) _______________________________

☐

Did this partner also operate land individually on June 1, 2022?

☐

Yes

☐

For Office Use Only

Ind. Op.
9924

☐

☐

No
For Office Use Only

Stratum
9927

Ind. Op.
9924

Yes
For Office Use Only

Stratum
9923

☐

Did this partner also operate land individually on June 1, 2022?

For Office Use Only

Stratum
9922

No

Phone: (______) ______________________________

Stratum
9928

Ind. Op.
9924

Ind. Op.
9924
For Office
Use Only

599

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Section 1 - Paid Workers for October
October 2022
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Instructions for Reporting Agricultural Workers
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Agricultural workers are workers directly hired and paid by the farm operation to perform work on a farm
or ranch in connection with the production of agricultural products.

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INCLUDE part-time workers, paid family members, hired managers, and workers on paid leave.
INCLUDE workers regardless of method of pay (hourly, salaried, piece rate, etc.).

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Do NOT INCLUDE workers hired through a contractor, custom workers (workers hired to use their
machines to perform a service on the farm e.g., combining, fertilizing), retail workers, or value added
workers (workers who materially alter the form of the product produced e.g., winery, dairy manufacturing
plant workers).

1. Did this operation have agricultural workers on the payroll during the week of October 9th through October
15th?
600

1

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Yes - Continue

3

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No - Go to page 6

2

☐

Don't Know - Go to page 6
TOTAL NUMBER
660

2. How many agricultural workers did you have on the payroll during the week of October
9th through October 15th?..........................................................................................................
NUMBER OF
WORKERS
700

3. In 2022, how many of the agricultural workers on the payroll that week will be paid by this
operation for 150 days or more of work?....................................................................................

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Section 1 - Paid Workers for October (continued)
4. In the table below, report all agricultural workers on the payroll during the week of October 9th through
October 15th.
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Report workers under the worker code (provided on page 5) in which they are working, not under the worker
code for which they have been trained.
Report workers who fall under the same worker code on a single line.
Report the total hours and wages paid to the group of workers during the week of October 9th through
October 15th.
Record each worker only once.
If the worker performs work in two or more worker codes, report them under the worker code that requires
the highest level of skill. If there is no measurable difference in skill requirements, report workers under the
worker code in which they spend the most time.
For workers on paid leave, report the number of hours normally worked during the week of
October 9th through October 15th.
Gross wages are the total amount paid to workers before taxes and other deductions. INCLUDE the worker’s
share of social security and unemployment insurance, but EXCLUDE the employer’s share. INCLUDE in-kind
payments (e.g., agricultural product like a side of beef, bushels of grain, etc.) provided in lieu of wages for
work done. In-kind payments do NOT INCLUDE benefits such as housing, meals or insurance.

Enter the Worker
Code from
Page 5

Number of
Paid Workers
that week

Total
Gross Wages
Paid that week

Total
Hours Worked
that week

(Dollars)

611

612

613

614

611

612

613

614

611

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613

614

1 – Incomplete, Has Labor
Office Use Only – Completion Code Usability 2 – Incomplete, Unknown
3 – No Labor

698

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Worker Codes for Sections 1 and 2
Code Work Hired to Do

CROP, NURSERY AND GREENHOUSE WORKERS
11

Agricultural Equipment Operators - Crop, Nursery and Greenhouse:

Drive and control farm equipment to till soil and to plant, cultivate, and harvest crops.

Farmworkers - Crop, Nursery and Greenhouse:

12

Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural specialties, field crops, Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops.
Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers;
transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; or cleaning, grading, sorting, packing, and loading harvested products. May
construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities.

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Graders And Sorters - Crop, Nursery and Greenhouse Products:

14

Hand Packers And Packagers - Crop, Nursery and Greenhouse Products:

15

All Other Field Workers: Specify:________________________________________

Grade, sort, or classify agricultural crops by size, weight, color or condition.
Pack or package by hand a wide variety of products and materials.

All agricultural workers working with crops, nursery or greenhouse products not included in codes 11-14.

LIVESTOCK WORKERS
20

Agricultural Equipment Operators – Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals: Drive and control heavy farm equipment while
attending to live farm, ranch, or aquacultural animals and in harvest of unprocessed animal products.

Farmworkers - Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals: Attend to live farm, ranch, or aquacultural animals including cattle, sheep,

21

swine, goats, horses and other equines, poultry, finfish, shellfish, and bees. Duties may include feeding, watering, herding, milking, grazing,
castrating, branding, de-beaking, weighing, catching, and loading animals. May conduct simple exams; maintain records; assist in births; and
administer medications, vaccinations, or insecticides. May clean and maintain animal housing areas.

22

Graders And Sorters - Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animal Products:

23

Hand Packers And Packagers - Farm, Ranch and Aquacultural Animal Products:

24

All Other Livestock Workers: Specify:________________________________________

Grade, sort, or classify unprocessed food and other agricultural products by size, weight, color, or condition.
Pack or package by hand a wide variety of products and materials.

All agricultural workers working with farm, ranch and aquacultural animals or products not included in codes 20 – 23.

SUPERVISORS
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Farmers, Ranchers and Other Agricultural Managers:

Plan, direct, or coordinate the management or operation of farms, ranches, greenhouses, aquacultural operations, nurseries, tree farms, or other
agricultural establishments.

First-Line Supervisors of Farm Workers:

Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of agricultural, aquacultural, and related workers.

OTHER WORKERS
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Agricultural Inspectors:

Inspect agricultural commodities, processing equipment and facilities, and aquacultural operations, to ensure compliance with regulations and
laws governing health, quality, and safety.

Animal Breeders:

Select and breed animals according to their genealogy, characteristics, and offspring.

Pesticide Handlers and Sprayers:

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Mix or apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides through sprays, dusts, vapors, soil incorporation, or chemical application to all crops
including nursery and greenhouse products and facilities, and livestock, and livestock facilities. Usually requires specific training and state or
federal certification. Excludes pilots who dust or spray crops from aircraft.

Any Other Worker Not Listed Above: Specify:________________________________________

Including, but not limited to, mechanics, shop workers, truck drivers, accountants, bookkeepers and office workers. Excluding contract and custom
workers, retail workers, and “value-added” workers.

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Section 2 - Paid Workers for July
July 2022
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Instructions for Reporting Agricultural Workers
·

Agricultural workers are workers directly hired and paid by the farm operation to perform work on a farm
or ranch in connection with the production of agricultural products.

·

INCLUDE part-time workers, paid family members, hired managers, and workers on paid leave.
INCLUDE workers regardless of method of pay (hourly, salaried, piece rate, etc.).

·

Do NOT INCLUDE workers hired through a contractor, custom workers (workers hired to use their
machines to perform a service on the farm e.g., combining, fertilizing), retail workers, or value added
workers (workers who materially alter the form of the product produced e.g., winery, dairy manufacturing
plant workers).

1. Did this operation have agricultural workers on the payroll during the week of July 10th through July 16th?
600

1

☐

Yes - Continue

3

☐

No - Go to page 8

2

☐

Don't Know - Go to page 8
TOTAL NUMBER
660

2. How many agricultural workers did you have on the payroll during the week of July 10th
through July 16th?......................................................................................................................
NUMBER OF
WORKERS
700

3. In 2022, how many of the agricultural workers on the payroll that week will be paid by this
operation for 150 days or more of work?....................................................................................

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Section 2 - Paid Workers for July (continued)
4. In the table below, report all agricultural workers on the payroll during the week of July 10th through

July 16th.
·
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Report workers under the worker code (provided on page 5) in which they are working, not under the worker
code for which they have been trained.
Report workers who fall under the same worker code on a single line.
Report the total hours and wages paid to the group of workers during the week of July 10th through July 16th.
Record each worker only once.
If the worker performs work in two or more worker codes, report them under the worker code that requires
the highest level of skill. If there is no measurable difference in skill requirements, report workers under the
worker code in which they spend the most time.
For workers on paid leave, report the number of hours normally worked during the week of
July 10th through July 16th.
Gross wages are the total amount paid to workers before taxes and other deductions. INCLUDE the worker’s
share of social security and unemployment insurance, but EXCLUDE the employer’s share. INCLUDE in-kind
payments (e.g., agricultural product like a side of beef, bushels of grain, etc.) provided in lieu of wages for
work done. In-kind payments do NOT INCLUDE benefits such as housing, meals or insurance.

Enter the Worker
Code from
Page 5

Number of
Paid Workers
that week

Total
Gross Wages
Paid that week

Total
Hours Worked
that week

(Dollars)

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1 – Incomplete, Has Labor
Office Use Only – Completion Code Usability 2 – Incomplete, Unknown
3 – No Labor

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Section 3 - Agricultural Workers on the Payroll in 2022

1. During 2022, what was or will be the largest number of agricultural workers on the payroll on any one day?
·

INCLUDE part-time workers, paid family members, hired managers, and workers
on paid leave. INCLUDE workers regardless of method of pay (hourly, salaried,
piece rate, etc.).

·

Do NOT INCLUDE workers hired through a contractor, custom
workers (workers hired to use their machines to perform a service on
the farm e.g., combining, fertilizing), retail workers, or value added
workers (workers who materially alter the form of the product
produced e.g., winery, dairy manufacturing plant workers)...................

NONE
278

3

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Largest Number of
Workers in 2022
277

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Section 4 - Value of Sales
1. Please classify this operation in terms of the gross value of sales and government agricultural payments in
2021.
INCLUDE: · sales of all crops, livestock, poultry, and livestock products (milk, eggs, etc.) sold in 2021.
· the value of hay, silage, and other crops harvested in 2021, but not sold.
· the value of all crops, livestock, and poultry produced under contract in 2021.
· landlord’s share of government payments and crops sold in 2021.

EXCLUDE dollars received on land rented to others.
860

1

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$0 - $999

2

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$1,000 - $9,999

3

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$10,000 - $49,999

4

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$50,000 - $99,999

5

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$100,000 - $249,999

6

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$250,000 - $499,999

7

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$500,000 - $999,999

8

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$1,000,000 - $4,999,999

9

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$5,000,000 and over

2. Is the 2021 gross value of sales and government agricultural payments for this operation less than $1,000?
☐ Yes - Continue
☐ No - Skip to Item 4
3. Record all 2022 crops, land uses, and livestock or poultry now on the total acres operated, then go to Item 4,
next page.
Land Use

ACRES

Field Crops Intended For
Harvest

ACRES

Other Crops

ACRES

Abandoned Crops .........................

__________________.............

Cut Christmas Trees

Cover Crops ..................................

__________________ ............

___________________ ..........

Idle Cropland .................................

__________________ ............

___________________ ..........

Summer Fallow .............................

__________________ ............

___________________ ..........

_________________ ....................

__________________ ............

Livestock
Government Payments

WHOLE
DOLLARS

Fruits/Nuts

ACRES

NUMBER

Cattle – Dairy................

CRP/WRP Payments ....................

__________________ ............

Cattle – Other................

Other Gov’t Payments ...................

__________________ ............

Chickens.......................

__________________ ............

Hogs..............................

__________________ ............

Horses...........................

__________________ ............

Mules/Burros ................

Pasture/Rangeland
ACRES

Cropland Used Only For Pasture

___________________ ..........

Permanent Pasture .......................

Vegetables/Melons

Woodland Pasture .........................

__________________ ............

___________________ .............

__________________ ............

___________________ .............

Aquaculture

NUMBER

ACRES

___________________ .............

Office Use

__________________ ............

Acres of Ponds in Use ..................
Foodsize/Stockers ........................
Fingerlings/Broodfish ....................
Trout Eggs .....................................

TOTAL POINTS

Berries

ACRES
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861
PASTURE POINTS
869

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Section 4 - Value of Sales (continued)
4. Of the farm or ranch income reported, which of these categories represents the largest portion of the gross income from
this operation?
Code

1–

Grains, Oilseeds, Dry Beans, and Dry Peas ....................................................................
1 ☐
(corn, flaxseed, grain silage and forage, grains and oilseeds, popcorn, rice,
small grains, sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers, straw, etc.)

☐

2–

Tobacco ..............................................................................................................................
2

3–

Cotton and Cottonseed .....................................................................................................
3

4–

Vegetables, Melons, Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes ........................................................
4 ☐
(beets, cabbage, cantaloupes, pumpkins, sweet corn,

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tomatoes, watermelons, vegetable seeds, etc.)

5–

Fruit, Tree Nuts and Berries ..............................................................................................
5 ☐
(almonds, apples, blueberries, cherries, grapes, hazelnuts, kiwifruit,
oranges, pears, pecans, strawberries, walnuts, etc.)

6–

Nursery, Greenhouse, Floriculture and Sod ....................................................................
6 ☐
(bedding plants, bulbs, cut flowers, flower seeds, foliage plants,
mushrooms, nursery potted plants, shrubbery, sod, etc.)

☐

7–

Cut Christmas Trees and Short Rotation Woody Crops .................................................
7

Farm Type
Code

8–

Other Crops and Hay, CRP and Pasture ..........................................................................
8 ☐
(grass seed, hay and grass silage, hops, maple syrup, mint,

862

peanuts, sugarcane, sugarbeets, CRP, etc.)

9–

☐

Hogs and Pigs ....................................................................................................................
9

☐

10 – Milk and Other Dairy Products from Cows .......................................................................
10

11 – Cattle and Calves ...............................................................................................................
11 ☐
(beef and dairy cattle for breeding stock, fed cattle, beef and dairy cull animals,
stockers and feeders, veal calves, etc.)

12 – Sheep, Goats, and their Products ....................................................................................
12 ☐
(wool, mohair, milk and cheese)
13 – Horses, Ponies, and Mules ...............................................................................................
13 ☐
(burros and donkeys)
14 – Poultry and Eggs ...............................................................................................................
14 ☐
(broilers, chickens, turkeys, ducks, eggs, emus, geese, hatchlings,
ostriches, pigeons, pheasants, quail, poultry products, etc.)

15 – Aquaculture ........................................................................................................................
15 ☐
(catfish, trout, ornamental and other fish, mollusks, crustaceans, etc.)
16 – Other Animals and Other Animal Products .....................................................................
16 ☐
(honey bees, honey, rabbits, fur-bearing animals, semen, manure,
other animal specialties, etc.)

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Section 5 - Change in Operator
Complete this section only if all questions in Item 2 on the face page are answered "No".
1. Has the operation named on the label been sold, rented, or turned over to someone else?

☐ Yes - Go to Item 2

☐ No - Continue

a. Will the land be used for any agricultural purpose by you (the operator), or anyone else in the next year? Include
growing crops, grains, row crops, oilseeds, fruits, vegetables, or specialty crops, raising any livestock, poultry or
bees.

☐ Yes

☐ Don't Know

☐ No

(Regardless of answer to above, write a note to explain the situation, then go to Section 6.)
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
2. Was the operator (name on label) operating a farm or ranch on June 1, 2022?

☐ Yes - Continue

☐ No - Continue

3. Please provide the following information for the operation that has taken over the land:
What is the name and address of the new operation?
Operation Name: ___________________________________________________________
Operator Name: ___________________________________________________________
Address: _________________________________________________________________
City: ___________________________________ State: ____________ Zip: ____________

Phone: ( _____ ) ______ - __________________________

check if
cell phone

☐

4. Was the (item 3) new operation in business before June 1, 2022?

☐ Yes - Go to Section 6

☐ No - Continue

5. Is the (item 3) operation managed?

☐ Yes - Go to Section 6

☐ No - Continue

6. Were any of the individuals associated with the (item 3) new operation operating land individually before June 1, 2022?

☐ Yes - Go to Section 6

☐ No - Go to Section 6

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Section 6 - Conclusion
1. Do you (the operator named on the label) make any day-to-day decisions for another farm or ranch?

☐

☐

Yes - Continue

No - Go to Item 2

a. What is the name of the other operation(s)?....................
Operation Name: ____________________________________
Address: __________________________________________

b. Was this additional operation in business before
June 1, 2022 ?

☐

☐

Yes - Continue

City: ____________________ State: ____

ZIP: _________
check
if cell phone

No - Continue

☐

Phone: (________) ______________________

[ENUMERATOR NOTE: IF ADDITIONAL OPERATION IS INDIVIDUAL OR PARTNERSHIP, answer item 2 below and
complete a separate questionnaire for the additional operation.]

2. Comments:

To receive the complete results of this survey on the release date, go to: nass.usda.gov/results
To have a brief summary emailed to you, please enter your email address:
1095

Operation Email: (if different from above)

Operation Phone:

9937

check if
cell phone

9936
(

Respondent Name:

☐

) - _____________________

Respondent Phone (if different from above)

9912

9911

____________________________________________

(

check if 9910
cell phone

☐

) - _____________________

Date:

MM
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This completes the survey. Thank you for your help.
OFFICE USE ONLY
Response
1-Comp
9901
2-R
3-Inac
4-Office Hold
5-R – Est
6-Inac – Est
7-Off Hold – Est
S/E Name

Respondent
1-Op/Mgr
2-Spouse
3-Acct/Bkpr
4-Partner
9-Other

9902

Mode
1-PASI (Mail)
2-PATI (Tel)
3-PAPI (Face-toFace)
6-Email
7-Fax
19-Other

Enum.
9903

9998

Eval.
9900

Change
9985

Office Use for POID
9989

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Optional Use
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9908

9906

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