Farm Bureau seeks feedback on USDA programs

Survey results will give the USDA recommendations on how to improve its programs to better serve farmers and ranchers.
Survey results will give the USDA recommendations on how to improve its programs to better serve farmers and ranchers. | File photo

The American Farm Bureau Federation is asking farmers around the United States to share their feedback on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs through the USDA Program Survey. 

Specifically, the survey will ask for feedback on programs from the Farm Service Agency, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and Rural Development.

“Farmers will have the opportunity to help improve USDA programs,” the Farm Bureau's Rural Development Director Lisa Benson said. “Our goal here is to learn really what people’s experiences are, whether they’re good, bad or ugly. We want it to be honest feedback and what’s wonderful is USDA is asking us for this feedback. They really want to learn how to improve and strengthen their programs.”

All farmers, whether they are Farm Bureau members or not, are invited to participate in this 10-minute survey. The results will give the USDA recommendations on how to improve its programs to better serve farmers and ranchers.

“We’ll compile all the results into a final report and we’ll also create a condensed bullet list for each of the USDA program leads specifically on their programs, what we heard back from farmers and ranchers and suggestions to help improve their programs, or things that really work well that we suggest they support more in the coming years.” Benson said.

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