Submit data for new tonnage survey

Submit data for new tonnage survey

Complete survey to support sustainable harvests

Published: Thursday, July 19, 2018

AHPA's Tonnage Survey is considered "a vital index of native U.S. botanical consumption," according to the Fish and Wildlife Service 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 46 herbal commodities representing 40 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 population.

While 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.

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

To participate, download this fillable pdf survey, complete it and email it to Holly Johnson, P.h.D. AHPA's Chief Science Officer.

Please complete and submit this survey by September 1, 2018. If you have any questions regarding this survey, contact Dr. Johnson at

If you know of a primary raw material producer who should participate in this survey and may not have done so in the past, please notify Dr. Johnson or refer your colleague directly to a copy of this survey on AHPA's website.


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