(SPRINGFIELD) Farmers should expect a survey in the mail in early 2019, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture works to measure nutrient management practices. Conducted by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the survey will ask questions about a number of management practices, including use of cover crops, timing of fertilizer applications, and methods of determining nitrogen application rates. In addition, the survey will measure edge of field practices, including wood chip bioreactors, constructed wetlands, and saturated buffers. At least 1,000 questionnaires will be mailed to random producers right after January 1. The statewide survey results will be published in August 2019.