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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is seeking nominations to the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics. Members of this committee advise the Secretary of Agriculture on the scope, timing and content of periodic agricultural censuses, surveys of agriculture and other related industries. The committee also makes recommendations on the content of agriculture reports and represents the views and data needs of suppliers and users of agricultural statistics.
Cooler than average summer months but a warmer spring kept the 2018 corn harvest just 1 percent below last year’s record harvest. The nation’s soybean yield was up 5 percent from 2017, with planted area down 1 percent from record 2017 acreage, according to the Crop Production 2018 Summary released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
In completing the Census of Agriculture data collection that is required every five years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) implemented customer-focused improvements in 2018 and plans to release the new Census of Agriculture data in February 2019 with a session at USDA’s Ag Outlook Forum in Arlington, VA immediately following release.
As of December 1, there were 74.6 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 2 percent from December 2017, but down slightly from September 1, 2018, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct two special studies as part of the 2017 Census of Agriculture to collect more detailed information on aquaculture and irrigation practices in U.S. agriculture.
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has fully integrated the Census of Agriculture website into its primary website to provide a consistent look and feel across a single site, making navigation and access to census data easier and more intuitive.
United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) concluded data collection for the 2017 Census of Agriculture with a 71.5 percent national response rate.
As of September 1, there were 75.5 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 3 percent from September 2017, and up 3 percent from June 1, 2018, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
Can survey errors feed off each other? If so, how can those error bias be reduced, if at all? Roger Tourangeau, Vice President and Associate Director of Westat, will examine two examples of error cumulation in the 27th Annual Morris Hansen Lecture.
U.S. farmers are expected to produce a record-high soybean crop this year, according to the Crop Production report issued today by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Up 4 percent from 2017, soybean production is forecast at record high 4.59 billion bushels, while corn growers are expected to decrease their production slightly from last year, forecast at 14.6 billion bushels.
EU farm commissioner Phil Hogan has said the UK’s planned import tariffs, to be applied in the event of a no-deal Brexit, would be illegal under World Trade Organization (WTO) rules. The schedule of imports was tabled by the department of international trade last week and would see full EU tariffs applied to sheepmeat, reduced […]
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Hiring an entire milking herd has nearly doubled cow numbers at a Pembrokeshire dairy farm, but with expansion came winter housing challenges. For father and son Geraint and Simon John the most cost-effective solution for meeting their additional accommodation requirements was to build a cubicle shed linked to their existing housing. With features including walls […]
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The Global Dairy Trade index romped to its highest level for 18 months, as it continued its strong run of prices in 2019. Index prices rose by 1.8% in the auction ending on Tuesday (19 March), adding to the string of positive recent results dating back to December last year. See also: 7 staff management tips […]
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German agrichemical giant Bayer has expressed its disappointment after a US jury found that Roundup weedkiller was likely a “substantial factor” in causing a farmer’s cancer. The case involves a Californian farmer Edwin Hardeman, who claims his exposure to the company’s herbicide caused his case of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. For the first phase of the two-part […]
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BPS applicants need to make sure the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has their correct email address, telephone number and bank details, says the agency. These are areas where the RPA most commonly encounters problems in contacting and paying applicants. It also reminds claimants that land can now be added by sending an email request to […]
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Young farmers can now register their teams for the rugby 7s and dodgeball tournaments held at this year’s Young Farmers Festival – and to spice things up a bit there are huge prizes to be won. As part of a weekend of serious fun from 2-5 May, the festival’s sports ground gives young farmers the […]
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An Oxfordshire farmer has expressed his outrage following a three-year battle with two water companies over incorrect charges for the disposal of water given to livestock and sprayed on crops. Jeffrey Warhurst, who had 170 pedigree South Devon cattle before a dispersal sale last year and whose 364ha is now all arable, realised in 2016 that Severn […]
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Thieves are targeting GPS guidance systems – stealing equipment worth thousands of pounds from John Deere tractors in southern and eastern England. Eight John Deere StarFire receivers were stolen last weekend from farms in the Norfolk area alone, according to police reports. See also: Farmers advised to check GPS is insured against theft Getting reports of […]
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Two changes to pesticide labels plus the need for farmers to keep on top of their spray store stock ahead of a spate of withdrawals next year are the key messages in the latest edition of Pesticide Watch. One of the key changes means linseed growers now have another option for managing grassweeds, as tri-allate […]
A landmark Jaguar self-propelled forager recently rolled off the production line at Claas HQ in Harsewinkel, Germany – the 40,000th model since 1973. The original SF60 that started the ball rolling back then is a world away from the milestone Jaguar 960, which has been given a striking paint job and features the firm’s Terra […]