Floriculture Survey: If You Got It, Please Complete It!
You may have received the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commercial Floriculture survey questionnaire in the mail this December. It’s a survey targeting over ten thousand floriculture operations who annually produce over $10,000 of fresh cut flowers, potted flowering plants, foliage plants, bedding and garden plants, herbaceous perennials, cut cultivated florist greens, and more. The questionnaire asks about area of production, number of growers, quantity sold, percent of sales at wholesale, wholesale prices, wholesale value of production for floriculture commodities, and average number of agricultural workers per farm or ranch. The data – which will be published in the Floriculture Crops report on May 8, 2019 – are useful to growers, buyers and policymakers planning for the future and predicting national and local trends in floriculture. They are also useful for AmericanHort as we advocate on your behalf.
You can complete the paper questionnaire or complete the online. Otherwise, a representative from the Department of Agriculture may call to help you complete your survey. Your information will be kept private, and only aggregate data will be presented in the upcoming report. For more information, you can visit the Commercial Floriculture survey page.