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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).
A super-fast shearer from Wales is set to swap speed for endurance as he attempts a mammoth 24-hour Shear-A-Thon to raise cash for a charity close to his heart. Owen Davies, a 26-year-old from Presteigne, is taking on the challenge in June with a target of raising £6,000 for the Welsh Air Ambulance, a charity […]
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The RSPB and a number of other environmental groups have resigned from the government’s pesticides forum, claiming voluntary efforts to reduce the use of chemicals in agriculture are failing to deliver. The charity, along with the Wildlife and Countryside Link and the Pesticide Action Network (PAN) UK, have written to Defra to announce their formal […]
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William Nicholls Age: 32 Job title: Regional Agronomy Manager (Central) Company: ADAMA Agricultural Solutions UK Sum up your job in a sentence or two Providing technical support for agronomists and key stakeholders in my region covering the West Midlands, East Midlands, Yorkshire and Ireland. What does this involve day to day? This involves regular updates […]
Concerns are growing about the continued lack of rain, especially for spring crops in the East. With dry conditions in mind, some of our agronomists are tweaking their agronomy inputs, such as growth regulation. Winter barley crops have been suffering from the cooler conditions prior to Easter and are showing signs of stress with spotting. […]
Farmers in England looking for guidance on applying for the mid-tier Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS), are being invited to attend one of a series of local briefings. The farm advice programme is managed by Natural England and provides advice to farmers, land managers and their advisors on environmentally sustainable land management practices. It involves attending […]
Many farmers are looking to expand their business and generate new revenues through diversification, amid relentless pressure on yields coupled with uncertainty over the future. Carefully planned residential and commercial development can play a role in this. Landowners may look at developing strategic, large-scale parcels of land with a regional developer or, for smaller-scale projects […]
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Demand for hybrid brassicas reached unprecedented levels in 2018 as livestock farmers sought solutions to meet forage shortfalls caused by the drought. Bred in New Zealand and first grown in the UK about a decade ago, hybrid brassicas are fast-growing, kale x rape hybrids and offer the flexibility of single or multiple grazing. Germinal GB […]
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The inventor of the original shearbucket has returned to the market with a revised design that has twice the capacity and apparently delivers a cleaner cut. William Taylor’s alternative silage grabber uses horizontally actuating jaws to bite into the clamp face, rather than having to drive a traditional shearbucket’s knife edges into it. It can […]
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Farmers in Wales are being reminded that new laws will come into force next March that will require all diesel tanks to be built or sited to catch potential spills. Pollution regulations were passed into law in 2016 in Wales which set new standards for agriculture fuel oil that brought them into line with existing […]
April is the time of year when I cast my eye over our group of home-bred, two-year-old pedigree Sussex heifers. Which ones to put to the bull and which ones to send to our fattening marsh (and therefore greatly reduce their life expectancy)? But, in such uncertain, Brexit-dominated times, should I retain any heifers for […]
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