USDA to Measure Fruit and Berry Production

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct its end of season surveys for 2017 fruit and berry production beginning in April 2018. The surveys will collect information about acres, production and prices from more than 3,000 growers in the Northeastern region of the United States.

In these survey, NASS asks participants to answer a variety of questions about apples, blueberries, cherries (tart), cranberries, grapes, peaches, and pears; depending on state and version of the questionnaire. For their convenience, survey participants have the option to respond online. As with all NASS surveys, information provided by respondents is confidential by law. NASS safeguards the confidentiality of all responses and publishes only state and national level data, ensuring that no individual producer or operation can be identified.

NASS will compile, analyze, and publish survey results in the June 26, 2018 Noncitrus Fruit and Nuts Report. All previous Noncitrus Fruit and Nuts publications are available online at USDA Publications. For more information on NASS surveys and reports, call the NASS Northeastern Regional Field Office at 1.800.498.1518.