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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).
Police are warning farmers to stay vigilant following a recent spate of quad bike thefts across the country. North Wales Police rural crime team said four quad bikes have been stolen in the Flintshire area in the past few days. See also: Video: Quad bike theft – how to avoid being a victim A force […]
A Devon landowner has been fined after illegally importing 23,500t of soil on to his land in breach of waste regulations. Stephen Dibble of Bycott Farm, Halberton, was fined £265 and ordered to pay £2,490 in costs after pleading guilty during a case at Exeter Magistrates Court. Marie Sinead Berry, the director of the waste […]
Livestock farmers are being offered free one-to-one business planning advice and group workshops through support from the Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme. Applications have just opened for the schem – now in its fourth year – which focuses on business skills training to help farms make changes to build business resilience Aimed predominantly at dairy, beef […]
What makes a Gold Cup winner? We look at some of the buildings and technology behind Washfold Farm’s success. Metcalfe Farms in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, is owned and run by Philip Metcalfe and his two brothers, Brian and David, and consists of a contracting enterprise, haulage business and the 1,300ha Washfold dairy farm. Philip oversees […]
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A Somerset farmer had to be rescued over the weekend after his tractor overturned in a ditch. Firefighters were called to the incident, which happened near Hestercombe House, near Taunton, on Sunday (23 June). Photos taken by Taunton Fire Station showed the red tractor lying on its side after it appeared to have fallen into a […]
Martin Lines has benefited from growing beans – not only because there is an increasing demand for home-grown protein crops, but also as it has helped him nearly stamp out troublesome blackgrass. The low-input winter-sown crop, where no fertiliser or insecticide is used, has given him high yields, benefits the wildlife and also helps the […]
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Mixed farmer Conor Colgan is using increasingly sophisticated methods and research to increase the efficiency of his farm in an attempt to become carbon neutral. Relatively basic improvements in herd productivity have been achieved at Aidansfield, near Berwick in Northumberland, by changing breed, increasing herd size and selling animals at a younger age. But Mr […]
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Farmers who have had to file their VAT returns using the new Making Tax Digital system have been reporting teething troubles, according to an accountancy firm. From 1 April 2019, businesses with a turnover of more than £85,000 have been required to submit data to HMRC via accounting software, rather than calculating it by their […]
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A one-off Skoda pickup called the Mountiaq has been designed and built by 35 Czech students at the car brand’s vocational school. The group of students used a Skoda Kodiaq as the base for the design and began by reinforcing the car’s body before removing the roof and building a bulkhead. New windows were then […]
Cows are arguably the coolest animals on the farm. From the way they casually chew their cud, to that doughy-eyed look of love they give you in the parlour every day. To celebrate our bovine friends’ udderly-cool credentials, we asked our readers to share their favourite cow photos, from the cute to the funny and […]