Lake County Agriculture Department Drought Impact 2021 Survey

This survey is in regards to the current drought in Lake County.  Your information may be used to communicate the effect of the drought on Lake County agriculture with other stakeholders.  Any identifying information, including site locations, names and contact information, will be removed from your responses so your feedback will be anonymous.

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* 1. Contact Information

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* 2. Please list your commodities impacted by the current drought

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* 3. Please list the number of acres / number of head of livestock / number of hives under production for each commodity listed above.

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* 4. How many acres/ #of head of livestock or # of hives have been affected by the drought conditions?

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* 5. Please provide the % (or tons/acre) of crop reduction due to the drought.

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* 6. Have the current drought conditions prevented you from planting any commodities?  If so, please list the commodity and number of acres that you were not able to plant.

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* 7. Are you currently hauling in water for your crops or livestock?

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* 8. Have you had any springs or wells run dry? 

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* 9. Have you or are you experiencing a decrease in well output?

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* 10. As a result of the drought, have you had to reduce your herd size?

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* 11. If you answered Yes to Question #10.  How many head did you reduce your herd by?

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* 12. If you answered Yes to Question #10.  What were your primary reasons for herd reduction? (i.e. lack of natural forage, lack of water, cost of supplemental feeding, etc.)

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* 13. Other than traditional finance assistance through FSA (USDA), what types of drought assistance do you think would be most helpful to you and other Lake County producers?

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* 14. Additional comments/information

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* 15. In the event that the Lake County Agriculture Department has additional questions may we contact you?

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