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USDA to gather data on feral swine damage to Southern farms

USDA is conducting a Feral Swine Damage survey to measure the costs of feral swine damage to crop producers.

USDA

June 27, 2022

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The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service in cooperation with the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service - Wildlife Services is conducting a Feral Swine Damage survey to measure the costs of feral swine damage to crop producers growing corn, soybeans, wheat, rice, peanuts, and sorghum in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.

Why is this Important?

  • The data provided from producers will help to provide a foundation for feral swine research.

  • It helps measure the cost of damages that Feral swine have on pastures, agricultural crops, lawns, landscaping, and natural areas, due to feeding, rooting, wallowing, grazing, and trampling activities.

  • It will help us understand the impact that feral swine or wild hogs have on crops across the country.

How does USDA Collect Swine Data?

We mail the survey on June 27 to more than 11,000 producers and collect the data:

Online – Producers can respond online via the new Respondent Portal at agcounts.usda.gov. On the portal, you can complete your surveys, track upcoming surveys, access data visualizations and reports of interest, link to other USDA agencies, and more.

By mail or fax – Producers can fill out their paper survey and return it by mail in the prepaid envelope provided or fax it to 855-415-3687.

By telephone interview - Interviewers may contact producers who do not respond by July 13, 2022 and set up an interview to complete the questionnaire.

Source: USDA, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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