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As of December 1, there were 77.3 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 3 percent from December 2018, but down slightly from September 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 2019 Census of Horticultural Specialties and the 2019 Organic Survey are both underway now and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is asking those who receive questionnaires to respond quickly and online if possible. Responding online is user friendly, accessible on most electronic devices, and saves valuable time by calculating totals and automatically skipping questions not applicable to an operation.
Total sales of aquaculture products in 2018 was $1.5 billion, an increase of 10.5% from 2013, according to the 2018 Census of Aquaculture released today by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. In 2018, there were 2,932 aquaculture farms with sales in the United States, down 5% from 2013. Five states – Mississippi, Washington, Louisiana, Virginia, and California – accounted for 51% of aquaculture sales and 37% of aquaculture farms in 2018.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct the 2019 Census of Horticultural Specialties this winter to provide a comprehensive picture of the U.S. horticulture industry. Survey codes will be mailed this month to more than 40,000 horticulture producers to respond online. Collected just once every five years, the Census of Horticultural Specialties is the only source of detailed production and sales data for U.S. floriculture, nursery, and specialty crop industries, including greenhouse food crops.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will mail letters with survey codes this December to more than 22,000 U.S. producers involved in certified or transitioning to certified organic farming for the 2019 Organic Survey. Each producer who self-reported organic farming in the 2017 Census of Agriculture will receive a unique survey code to respond conveniently online and to be represented in this very important, once-every-five-year data.
There were 231,474 farms with 55.9 million irrigated acres, which included 83.4 million acre-feet of water applied in the United States, according to the 2018 Irrigation and Water Management Survey results, published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). In 2013, the irrigation survey results showed that there were 229,237 farms with 55.3 million irrigated acres, which included 88.5 million acre-feet of water. The results show that though the number of farms irrigating and the amount of land irrigated increased slightly between 2013 and 2018, the total amount of water used for irrigation declined.
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.
A farmer has described the dramatic moment she jumped into floodwater to save her sheep from drowning. Faye Russell risked her life to rescue sheep that were stranded after torrential rain submerged their field on Sunday (16 February). The Derbyshire farmer was alerted to the danger by a neighbour and leapt into action. See also: […]
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Demand for Charolais bulls once again proved to be strong in the Charolais ring at Stirling on Tuesday (18 February) as two 25,000gns calls lifted averages over £500 on the year. The breed boasted the largest entry and highest average at the spring bull sales, with 15 of the 117 sires hitting the five-figure mark […]
The weather has to be at the forefront of all conversations being held around the kitchen table at the moment. There is strong evidence to suggest that such volatile weather events will continue to increase with fervent frequency. The Met Office predicts that a one in 100-year extreme weather event will become a one in […]
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Duncan Farrington, a fourth-generation farmer in Northamptonshire, has produced the world’s first carbon- and plastic-neutral food product, 20 years ahead of the agricultural industry’s target. Mr Farrington grows and processes cold-pressed rapeseed oil on his 290ha Bottom Farm, near Hargrave, where it is sold under Farrington Oils’ “Mellow Yellow” brand name. The net zero pledge […]
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Government plans to control the availability of skilled and unskilled migrant labour have been met with concern and dismay by the food and farming sectors. For skilled workers, home secretary Priti Patel has announced a new points-based immigration system, with visas limited to those who have the required skills, qualifications, job offers and salaries. The […]
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With key elements of Countryside Stewardship opening for applications last week, Alice De Soer from the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) explains why and how to apply in 2020. The effect of EU Exit on Countryside Stewardship Following the UK’s exit from the EU, there’s a transition period until 31 December 2020. Countryside Stewardship […]
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Arable farmers have planted the smallest winter cropping area in decades after relentless rain kept wheels from turning across many parts of the UK. Just 1.5m ha of winter wheat is projected to be harvested this season, down more than 300,000ha or 17% compared with what was harvested in 2019, according to a recent AHDB […]
Zero grazing has allowed Irish dairy farmers Haske Knippels and Marion Roeleveld to increase milk production by 100 litres/day while reducing bought-in feed costs. Together, they milk 200 British Saanen and Toggenburg-cross goats near Portumna in County Galway, pasteurising and processing the milk on farm to produce Killeen Farmhouse Cheese. When they first established the […]
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Scores of second-hand Suzuki Jimnys have been converted to UTV-rivalling compact pickup trucks, but a Shropshire firm is now offering to modify brand-new models. Dave Johnson of Suzuki Jimny Pickups started turning these compact off-roaders into pickups in 2017, and having converted more than 50 used cars, he has completed the first of his new […]
Scanning was a disappointing affair. The Romneys managed 160%, which is about 15% lower than my brother and father. Yet again I am holding the wooden spoon for the family. We achieved 3% empties, but ewe nutrition was off-point over the autumn and winter. This is because we were carrying a lot more lambs than […]
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