Complete the AHPA Tonnage Survey by April 26 to support sustainable harvests

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Complete the AHPA Tonnage Survey by April 26 to support sustainable harvests

AHPA's Tonnage Survey is a vital index of native U.S. botanical consumption

Published: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Complete survey by April 26

AHPA's Tonnage Survey is "a vital index of native U.S. botanical consumption," according to the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) of the U.S. Department of the Interior. If your company is a primary raw material producer, your input is essential to helping defend ongoing sustainable harvest of North American herbs.

The latest survey has been expanded to track 51 herbal commodities representing 44 species, including popular ingredients such as American ginseng, black cohosh, cascara sagrada, Echinacea, saw palmetto, slippery elm, and witch hazel. Similar to previous AHPA tonnage surveys, this survey continues to focus on select North American herbs that are produced in part from wild-harvested populations. The survey includes expanded questions to further assess current trends and practices related to botanical raw materials.

Harvest information is a more powerful tool when harvest amounts are tabulated to include combined total usage. By working together, AHPA and the herbal products industry generate valuable information that helps ensure sustainable growth and stability. Participation in this survey also demonstrates the industry's commitment to sustainable harvests.

This year AHPA is transitioning to an online survey using Qualtrics to provide a more updated and intuitive survey experience for respondents, while offering sophisticated tools for collecting and analyzing data, and dynamic reporting of results. For questions or support when completing the survey or if you would prefer to fill out a PDF form rather than the online survey, contact Holly Chittum, AHPA Project Scientist, at hchittum@ahpa.org.

All identifying information submitted will be strictly confidential and no individual company's data will be disclosed to any other party. After identifying information has been stripped, the data will be analyzed and made available to AHPA members and the industry to help inform sustainability practices.

Access the AHPA Tonnage Survey here. If the survey does not open by clicking the link, copy and paste the following into your internet browser's address bar:

https://survey.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eEgxbKN0apHPpEF

Additionally, please notify us if you know of someone who should participate in this survey and may not have done so in the past. If you prefer, you may refer colleagues directly to the survey link in this email.

Thank you! Your time and support are appreciated by AHPA and the herbal community of today and tomorrow.

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