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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).
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).
Arable growers are likely to see prices continue to improve for next season’s wheat and barley crops after the cost of rival maize imports increased sharply in the last week, according to market analysts. Traders have reacted with alarm to reports of waterlogged ground in the US causing the slowest maize-planting season on record. The […]
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A farmer faces losing her £2.5m home in a hot-tempered battle with her youngest daughter over the family’s Somerset 220-acre estate and dairy farm. Jane Habberfield, 82, “never had a good relationship” with daughter Lucy, 51, who was her late father Frank’s “blue-eyed girl”, London’s Appeal Court heard. See also: Leaving the farm to children: Farm […]
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For West Midlands contractor Dave Marshall, the growth of his business has enabled the firm to manage seasonal demand. “We get very few quiet times now, and the progression of our general contracting business over the last 10 years has helped to spread our workload to a point where there’s now something to do all […]
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Rural crime is an ongoing concern for farmers and landowners, costing the UK economy an estimated £44.5m in 2017, according to rural insurer NFU Mutual. However, chronic underreporting of rural crime, mainly due to anger and frustration at the police and government, means this figure could be just the tip of the iceberg. The 2018 […]
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A niche group of medics suggesting hospitals should stop serving sausages and bacon have misunderstood the report they are relying on to support their claim, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). The Plant Based Health Professionals group quoted a 2015 International Agency for Cancer Research (IARC) report, suggesting it showed a person has […]
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Beef and sheep farmers are being encouraged to carry out a 60-minute farm review after a study revealed top-performing farms are generating £50k more, on average, than those in the bottom 25%. The study, commissioned by AHDB and carried out by Andersons, found top beef and sheep farms in less favourable areas (LFA) on average […]
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A tribunal hearing has ruled that the ex-wife of farmworker does not have a protected tenancy on her home, as the protected status she believed she had was only granted to her former husband and not the couple jointly. The case, Hook v Hawkins, was heard by the Upper Tribunal Lands Chamber, and was an […]
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Agrilaser is a novel light technology that has been developed by Bird Control Group (BCG) to help farmers keep crop-damaging birds away from healthy crops. The Life Laser Fence project is part-funded by the EU Life+ programme, which aims to eliminate rodenticide use and reduce crop losses. Its trials indicate that a beam of light […]
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Cousins Dominic and Stephen Isgar farm in partnership with their fathers at Dengrove Farm – a mixed arable/cattle unit near Shaftesbury, Dorset. The farm rears more than 800 calves a year which are marketed and sold privately. Breeds used are mainly Aberdeen Angus, Hereford or British Blue steers and bought-in by a specialist buyer at […]
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At the time of writing, the last seed crops are being planted on the Yorkshire Wolds. The first planted ware crops are fully emerged, although cool night-time temperatures have held back rapid development. So far herbicides seem to be working well – no doubt helped by a few welcome showers over the past month. See […]
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