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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.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) estimated 89.6 million acres of soybeans planted in the United States for 2018, down 1 percent from last year, according to the Acreage report released today. Corn area planted is estimated at 89.1 million acres, down 1 percent from last year.
As of June 1, there were 73.5 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 3 percent from June 2017, and up 1 percent from March 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 advertising watchdog has rejected complaints against an energy company that launched a campaign to promote animal-free electricity. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) launched an investigation after people complained about an Ecotricity advert featuring an image of a power socket with raw minced beef coming out of it. The company said it wanted to “lift […]
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Researchers at the John Innes Centre have applied to Defra for permission to carry out field trials of genetically modified (GM) wheat and a gene-edited brassica. The two small-scale field trials are planned to take place at the John Innes Centre on the Norwich Research Park, within its existing, confined GM trial facilities, between April […]
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A five-year project to encourage more Welsh hill farmers to use performance-recorded rams has been launched by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC). With seven leader flocks on board for the first year and a target of 35 flocks by the end of the five years, the aim is to enhance genetic improvement […]
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Oilseed rape growers who have to abandon or redrill their crops could save money as part of a new scheme that allows them to only pay seed royalties on rapeseed crops that have established. Plant breeder RAGT is set to launch the scheme this coming summer to try to reduce the risk associated with establishing […]
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Farm businesses who are set up as a partnership can now trial the Making Tax Digital for VAT scheme after HMRC expanded the pilot program to include them. Sole traders and companies have already been able to participate in the scheme since October 2018. From April 2019, all businesses with an annual turnover in excess […]
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Contingency plans are being drawn up for the Welsh sheep sector amid claims that thousands of sheep might need to be culled to stabilise prices if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal. We report from a briefing with Welsh rural affairs secretary, Lesley Griffiths. See also: Welsh farmers may get more […]
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The biennial Sima show returns this February in Paris, with packed halls full of manufacturers showcasing the best new machines and cutting-edge technology. Back in November, the Sima preview highlighted some of the latest technology to be breaking cover at the show and dished out a few medals to the most exciting bits of kit. […]
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We had an extremely busy Christmas and attracted new customers, many stating that it is their new year’s resolution to shop local and buy high-quality, ethically reared meat. There is no doubt an upturn in the amount of people claiming to be vegan, especially during “Veganuary”. Although there are many militant individuals with extremist views, […]
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“The white stuff is knackered,” pronounced dairy market analyst Chris Walkland, on the state of margins in the UK liquid milk market. “We need to grow the size of the cake,” added Mr Walkland, who is an advocate of increasing milk retail prices to raise farmgate returns for dairy farmers. Mr Walkland said that margins […]
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Is your interview process robust? Or does it merely consist of a cup of tea and a quick walk around the farm? If so, it might be time to consider a more rigorous approach to your interview technique. We asked Paul Harris from consultancy Real Success for his top tips on how to interview staff […]