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USDA to survey corn production costs and chemical use

The USDA recentlynbspannounced that it is making 30 million available to farmers ranchers and food entrepreneurs to develop new product lines Funding will be made available through thenbspValueAdded Producer Grant programquotFarmers and ranchers are creative people who with a little help can put that creativity to work and improve the bottom line for their operationsquot said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsak quotValueAdded Producer Grants enable them to develop new product lines to
How much are you paying for chemicals?

In the next few weeks, a U.S. Department of Agriculture representative may contact you to participate in the Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS). This survey is a major source of U.S. farm production and economic data that has a direct impact on farm policy. This year the survey will focus on production practices and chemical use for corn producers. 

Help enumerators complete the survey by providing input on your nutrient and fertilizer use, tillage and pest management practices, and production costs for corn farming. To protect the health and safety of producers, partners, and employees, NASS has suspended in-person interviews. Instead, representatives from USDA will call to schedule a telephone interview.

For more information about ARMS, visit:

For analysis of ARMS data, visit:

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