Help USDA Estimate Feral Swine Damage to U.S. Agriculture
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), in coordination with the National Feral Swine Damage Management Program, is conducting a Feral Swine Survey. We will use the data we collect to:
- Estimate the costs of feral swine damage to agricultural commodities
- Better understand the impacts of this invasive species on U.S. agriculture
- Help stakeholders make informed feral swine management decisions and more effectively allocate resources to reduce damage
NASS mailed questionnaires to more than 11,000 producers growing corn, soybeans, wheat, rice, peanuts, and sorghum in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas during the last week of June 2022. If you or someone you know received a survey, please be sure to send in your responses by August 12, 2022.
About the Study
- NASS conducted the first Feral Swine Survey in 2015. We used 2015 data to estimate damages to U.S. agriculture caused by feral swine, characterize the types of damages caused by feral swine, and determine associated costs.
- The 2022 survey will focus on the same States and crops as the 2015 survey. We will use the data to update damage estimates and obtain a more comprehensive understanding of the full range of costs incurred by crop producers.
- Information provided by producers will be used for statistical purposes only. In accordance with Federal law, we will keep responses confidential and not disclose them in identifiable form.
- Participants can respond online using the new and convenient Respondent Portal or complete the questionnaire and return it by mail.
Use the Respondent Portal
to complete surveys, track upcoming surveys, view data visualizations and reports, and more.
Need more information?
Contact Dr. Sophie McKee (Sophie.McKee@colostate.edu
) with the National Wildlife Research Center Economics Project or Amy Bailey (Amy.Bailey@usda.gov
) with NASS. Check out these articles from the previous feral swine survey:
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