Digital Ag Resources

Take the USDA Survey

By Susan Ruland, AgGateway Communications Director

There’s still time to provide your input on a quick survey on future ways to access data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The survey link was originally sent to AgGateway members this summer; we’re now getting more input from others in the ag industry, so we have extended the survey opportunities for AgGateway members, as well.

Here’s the background: AgGateway is currently collaborating with USDA on ways to enable U.S. growers and the companies that serve them to transition to digital agriculture. One potential focus is to provide USDA data via web services. To prioritize where to start in providing this data, we need to hear from people who routinely use USDA data. Specifically, we’re surveying industry members to find out:

  • What USDA-sourced data would they like or need to access via a web service?
  • How could the USDA improve their service through web service implementations?
  • What key business questions do they have that they think the USDA may be able to help them answer with existing data?

Your answers to the survey (which has just 6 questions other than your basic company information) will help AgGateway prioritize ways to work with USDA to make these services available.

If you have already completed the survey, we thank you! If not, please feel free to complete the survey now, at this link.

Thank you!