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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).
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.
A challenging day’s trading saw both numbers and averages back in the Simmental ring at Stirling on Monday (18 February). Averages dropped for the second consecutive February sale, falling £502 to £4,975 for 98 bulls sold, as 34 lots made 5,000gns or more. British Simmental Cattle Society chief executive Neil Shand said the difficult trading was […]
UK cheese export tonnage hit record highs as strong growth both inside and out of the EU saw more British cheese shipped overseas in 2018. The EU remained the UK’s largest customer, accounting for 81% of the total 187,066t cheese exported last year, according to AHDB Dairy. See also: Top tips on dealing with tight cashflow […]
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It’s official. Farmers Weekly is hosting a brand-new festival – and all of Britain’s amazing young farmers are invited to what promises to be a massive weekend of serious fun. Designed specifically for hard-working young farmers to meet up and celebrate, compete in friendly competitions and advance their career prospects, the Young Farmers Festival will […]
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Staffordshire farmer Rob Atkin is looking to grow spring beans this season on a new contract that will give him a premium price for his crop, as it is intended to be used for feed in the fish industry. He has been growing beans since 2010, and the contract from agricultural merchant Frontier offers him […]
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Defra secretary Michael Gove has reaffirmed his pledge to protect British farm standards after the UK leaves the European Union. Speaking at the NFU annual conference, Mr Gove said the UK’s high standards would not be compromised “in pursuit of trade deals” after Brexit. See also: NFU19: Union demands Brexit guarantee on food standards The […]
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If you already know your rotations from your residuals and your cover from your wedge, then you probably need to read no further. This guide is for beef suckler farmers who want to get more precise with their grazing, but don’t quite know how. The world of grassland management and different grazing systems can get […]
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The UK government’s handling of the Brexit negotiations and its refusal to take the “no-deal” option off the table is both “feckless and reckless” – and will cause substantial damage to the rural economy. That was the message given by Scotland’s rural economy secretary, Fergus Ewing, to Defra secretary Michael Gove during a debate on […]
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The NFU conference, now under way in Birmingham, marks the anniversary of Minette Batters’ election to NFU president. It has been an eventful first year, dominated by Brexit and the development of a new British agricultural policy to replace the CAP once we leave the European Union. But there have been numerous other challenges facing the […]
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Cloughhead genetics took the headlines at the spring sale of Limousin cattle at Carlisle on Saturday (16 February) with a top call of 50,000gns. Four more bulls were sold on the year, with a total of 108 bulls sold at a 76% clearance, yielding 15 five-figure bids and a strong commercial enquiry, with 52 lots […]
A group of British farmers is growing milling wheat for the domestic bread maker Warburtons, earning a decent price premium and helping to insulate themselves from the worries surrounding Brexit. As many worry about the effect of export tariffs, these growers can see their wheat ending up in bread products on the supermarket shelves and […]
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