USDA 2023 Irrigation and Water Management Survey now accepting responses

USDA’s 2023 Irrigation and Water Management Survey seeks nationwide farmer participation to shape efficient irrigation practices and water resource management policies.
EDITED BY LUKE REYNOLDS
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The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Washington, D.C., has opened the 2023 Irrigation and Water Management Survey, a component of the 2022 Census of Agriculture.  

Growers can respond to the survey online and will receive a paper survey at the beginning of 2024. 

“I strongly encourage all farmers, no matter how large or small their operation, to promptly complete and return their questionnaire. This is your opportunity to share your voice, uplift the value and showcase the uniqueness of American agriculture,” says NASS administrator Hubert Hamer. 

The survey is crucial in assembling comprehensive data on U.S. irrigation and water usage and targets a sample of irrigators nationwide.  

“Water is arguably the most important resource for agriculture and horticulture operations,” says Hamer. “This survey is an opportunity to provide data that will influence policy decisions that have a tremendous impact on the industry for years to come.” 

The information collected will inform policies fostering irrigation practices and water resource sustainability.  

The response deadline for the survey is Feb. 15, 2024. 

The results will be publicly available on Nov. 14, 2024. 

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