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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) today released 2017 Census of Agriculture data tabulated by race, ethnicity, and gender. Located on the NASS website, these national, state, and county-level data profiles highlight number of farms, land in farms, land use, value of sales, and producer characteristics, such as years of experience, average age, and more. Redesigned and containing more information than in previous years, the producer profiles provide insights on women; Hispanic, Latino or Spanish; American Indian or Alaska Native; Asian; Black or African American; Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander; and white producers. Data are available for geographies with 30 farms or more operated by a specified group.
As of September 1, there were 77.7 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 3 percent from September 2018, and up 3 percent from June 1, 2019, 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 National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) today released 2017 Census of Agriculture data tabulated by zip code. The zip code tabulations are available through Quick Stats, NASS’ online data query tool.
The Crop Production report issued today by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) forecasted soybean and corn production down from 2018. Soybean production is down 19 percent from 2018, forecast at 3.68 billion bushels; corn growers are expected to decrease their production 4 percent from last year, forecast at 13.9 billion bushels.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) estimated 80.0 million acres of soybeans planted in the United States for 2019, down 10 percent from last year, according to the Acreage report released today. Corn area planted is estimated at 91.7 million acres, up 3 percent from last year.
As of June 1, there were 75.5 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 4 percent from June 2018, and 1 percent from March 1, 2019, 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) inducted into its Hall of Fame Frederic A. Vogel, an esteemed retired agency leader whose impact continues to resonate today. Throughout his career, Vogel was a driving force for continued improvements in data quality and a global leader in the development of statistical methodology for agriculture and economic statistics. His commitment to excellence in statistical theory and practice contributed substantially to agricultural statistics at NASS and internationally.
As of March 1, there were 74.3 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 2 percent from March 2018, but down slightly from December 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).
United States Hog Inventory Up 2 Percent
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).
Minette Batters is set for a second term as NFU president after other senior officeholders ruled themselves out of running for the union’s top job. NFU deputy president Guy Smith and vice-president Stuart Roberts both said they would not stand against Mrs Batters when the union holds its biennial leadership elections after its annual conference. […]
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Creating the right policy environment after next month’s general election will be crucial if British agriculture is to meet its full potential and deliver for the environment, the consumer and the economy. To achieve this, the NFU has set out three tests for the next government in a new pre-election manifesto, designed to overcome the […]
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“I was looking to improve herd health and wanted to give the staff the necessary time to improve this” says Jason Mitchell Milking over 600 cows just outside Ardstraw, Jason Mitchell is the fourth generation of his family to milk cows in Co. Tyrone. Operating an all-year-round calving and housing system, Jason’s operation is quite […]
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The US’s largest dairy processor, Dean Foods, has applied for bankruptcy protection as it tries to reorganise its debt and process the sale of the business. Falling milk consumption and a declining proportion of children in the population are two of the main reasons thought to be behind the company’s difficulties. Announcing the move, the […]
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A prize-winning farmer from north Cornwall has been fined for causing cruelty to his sheep. Samuel Rogers, 24, of Advent, near Camelford, pleaded guilty at Bodmin Magistrates Court on 7 November to causing cruelty to sheep, failing to dispose of sheep carcasses and failing to provide a suitable environment for livestock. Cornwall Council visited the […]
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After seven years of development and continual requests from dealers and customers, Lemken has finally pulled the wraps of its new Nova 14 self-propelled sprayer. Headline spec sheet details include a 245hp Deutz engine that powers Poclain wheel motors. There are two tank sizes – 4,800- and 7,200-litres. See also: Agritechnica 2019; Fendt boosts portfolio […]
Promising work rates of up to 400t/hour, the Jaguar 990 from Claas is the firm’s highest-output forage harvester yet. Like the 885hp 980 – the maker’s previous flagship forager – power comes from a 24-litre MAN V12 engine, which has been tuned to deliver 925hp. See also: John Deere launches flagship X9 combine This still leaves […]
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It has been a great month. We have now moved all the milking cows down to the new cubicles and they have settled into the new system amazingly quickly. So far, we have reduced our milking time in the old parlour from four-and-a-half hours to just two, which is making milking much more enjoyable for […]
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Oxfordshire growers Alan and Richard Smith plan to cut their use of herbicides in winter wheat and spring barley after achieving great blackgrass control with a mechanical hoe. Post-emergence sprays are set to be reduced in winter wheat, and pre-emergence herbicides dropped altogether in spring barley in favour of a Claydon Terrablade after the inter-row […]
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A flood-hit farmer says he is still waiting to hear from the Environment Agency – three days after his farm was cut off by rising water in Lincolnshire. Henry Ward’s farmstead at Short Ferry, near Stainfield, remains surrounded by water after the Barlings Eau watercourse burst its banks on Saturday (9 November). See: Charities fast-track […]
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