USDA To Conduct First-Ever National Agroforestry Survey
USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct the first-ever National Agroforestry Survey, with data collection beginning February 1 and concluding April 5, 2022. The survey will be sent to 11,100 farmers and ranchers nationwide to gather information on the five agroforestry practices used for climate, conservation, and production benefits, including windbreaks, silvopasture, riparian forest buffers, alley cropping, as well as forest farming and multi-story cropping. The survey is conducted cooperatively with the USDA National Agroforestry Center (NAC), which will release the summarized data in studies, press releases, and publications. Highlights will give an overview of how agroforestry practices are used in regions across the United States.