USDA to survey corn production costs and chemical use

October 8, 2021

USDA to survey corn production costs and chemical use

Oct 8, 2021

Author: Cathryn Wojcicki

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. 


Please 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:

If you have additional questions about this survey, please contact Brad Summa at, or 314-595-9594.