USDA Crop Surveys- Falling Response Rates from Producers

An update posted yesterday at the farmdoc daily blog by USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson, Anne Effland of USDA's Economic Research Service, and Mississippi State University agricultural economist Keith Coble, explored issues associated with response rates from USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) surveys, and examined the impact of response rates on county yield estimates for an important new farm program--the ARC-CO program.
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