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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) estimated 80.0 million acres of soybeans planted in the United States for 2019, down 10 percent from last year, according to the Acreage report released today. Corn area planted is estimated at 91.7 million acres, up 3 percent from last year.
As of June 1, there were 75.5 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 4 percent from June 2018, and 1 percent from March 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 (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.
The “worst-case scenario” of sheep being destroyed post Brexit can be avoided if the right steps are taken now, the National Sheep Association (NSA) has said. The challenge for the UK sheep sector, which exports nearly 40% of total production, is that peak lamb production roughly coincides with the date the UK could crash out […]
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Lincolnshire grower Ian Willox is happy with the 14ha of oilseed rape he has just harvested at a yield of 4t/ha, although the rapeseed was still moving back in the shed due to cabbage stem flea beetles. Although flea beetle damage was not as bad as in some areas, he could hear flea beetles clicking in […]
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Winter barley yields are above expectations on the very lightest soils on the Elveden Estate in the Suffolk Brecklands, and came as a surprise after very dry spring weather. Farm manager Rob Ball said the new malting variety Electrum was yielding 6.25t/ha and fellow malter Flagon 6.3t/ha. Some 150ha has been cut out of a total […]
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Genome sequencing could help farmers better understand what is causing TB breakdowns within their herds so they can create bespoke control programmes to tackle the infection. It is one of two major areas of research being investigated at Aberystwyth University’s Centre of Excellence for Bovine TB – alongside developing a better understanding of how cattle’s immunity responds to […]
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Yasmin Taylor Age: 23 Job title: Customer Support Administrator Company: ADAMA Agricultural Solutions UK Sum up your job in a sentence or two My job is fast paced and varies from day to day. No two days are the same and this means I am kept continually on my toes. What does this involve day to […]
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Defra secretary Michael Gove remains convinced that the UK will leave the European Union with a deal. In 2017, on his first visit to the Royal Welsh Show as minister, he confidently predicted that the UK would leave with a deal because it was “in everyone’s interests”. However, Boris Johnson is widely tipped to be […]
Getting planning permission for a farmworker’s dwelling can be tricky as significant documentary evidence will need to be compiled to show the planning authority that there is a clear need. This often hinges on the demonstration that it is vital to the success of the farming enterprise that a farm worker needs to be on […]
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Kawasaki’s Mule UTV range has been given a fresh new look for the 2020 season. The smallest Mule SX 4×4 still has a 401cc air-cooled petrol engine but major updates include a car-like dashboard and quad headlamps. Towing capacity is 500kg and the tipping load bed is one of the largest on the market, the […]
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have been comparing the performance of three-way-cross cows (made up of Viking Red, Montbeliarde and Holstein) to Holsteins. It differs from a similar study completed last year because it is the first to be conducted on commercial herds within the US. Farmers Weekly was invited to a study tour in […]
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“Climate friendly food is a public good,” declared NFU president Minette Batters at the recent joint event with the Sustainable Food Trust (SFT) – Farming & Climate Change: Towards Net Zero – “and we have the solution within our grasp”. As a pragmatic, conventional farmer, I didn’t agree with all of the opinions expressed at […]
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