North Carolina's Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler is encouraging producers to participate in two agricultural surveys that will be delivered via mail later this month. The first one to arrive will be the Agricultural Resource Management Survey which collects farm finance information to provide a picture of the cost of doing business on the farm. The Commissioner wants to stress that the information in these surveys is confidential, and will not be used individually, but collectively.
The second survey to arrive will be the 2011 Spring Planting Intentions. North Carolina farmers have more options this spring than have been seen in a while in terms of their planting mix. Higher commodity prices for most field crops mean our farmers have some big choices to make. Of course, input costs will have to be considered, so there never is a guarantee of a profit.
Commissioner Troxler encourages farmers to participate in these surveys so there will be accurate information to serve them this year.