Broiler growers will be surveyed
For the first time ever, broiler growers
will be surveyed as part of the US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural
Resource Management Survey (ARMS).
Selected broiler growers will be contacted by NASS representatives from
late-January onwards. Growers will be asked to provide information about various
issues including production practices and expenses, risk management strategies
and contracting arrangements, amongst others.
industry groups and others will use the data to help make informed decisions for
the future of US agriculture.
The USDA said that the survey information would provide the broiler
industry with baseline data that can help with mapping out future business
strategies and planning responses to potential disease outbreaks and other
is the USDA's primary source of information on the production practices,
resource use and economic well-being of US farm households. ARMS covers a
variety of farm commodities, but the 2007 survey will be the first ever for
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