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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 U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is reminding farmers and ranchers that the window is closing on the opportunity to participate in the 2017 Census of Agriculture. To date, NASS has received more than 1.5 million completed questionnaires. But the national return rate is currently lower than at this point in the 2012 Census. NASS is encouraging U.S. producers who have not returned their completed Census questionnaires to do so as soon as possible to avoid phone and in-person follow-up.
As of March 1, there were 72.9 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 3 percent from March 2017, but down 1 percent from December 1, 2017, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
Producers surveyed across the United States intend to plant an estimated 89.0 million acres of soybeans in 2018, down 1 percent from last year, according to the Prospective Plantings report released today by the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
Sussex grower David Taylor is planning to drill his winter wheat two weeks later than usual next autumn as he farms in a hot spot for an aphid-spread virus and a key seed dressing will then be banned. He uses the neonicotinoid seed treatment clothianidin (Deter) on his farm in the South Downs just four […]
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Chatting with a neighbour about vet costs can result in a frantic dash to change vets or cut medicine costs because yours are “too high” in comparison, but that reaction is too hasty as many factors need to be considered to evaluate your vet spend. Dan Stevenson of LLM Farm Vets and Paddy Gordon of […]
Japanese maker Yanmar has finished the development of its fully autonomous tractor, working together with Hokkaido University. The so-called Robot Tractor is available now and can work alone or as a group. The tractors use Smartpilot ICT technology for autonomous driving and in addition to the unmanned Robot Tractors, Yanmar has introduced a lineup of Auto Tractors […]
Last week I attended Ag Careers Live in Birmingham, where I was privileged enough to work on the mentor’s corner and meet numerous young people keen to pursue careers in agriculture. One thing that really struck me is the number of young people who – at the age of 18 (or sometimes even older) – […]
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A trial carried out across three farms in the Midlands shows that precision farming can pay – even fields that farmers believe to be fairly even are seeing yield benefits. Most fields have poorer-yielding areas. It could be an area of heavier soil where germination rates are lower or perhaps a slug or blackgrass hotspot. […]
Farmers Weekly is hosting its third and final Rethinking Cattle Performance workshop for 2018 in Millom, Cumbria on 3 December. Rethinking Cattle Performance is a series of free on-farm workshops, sponsored by Zoetis, Volac and XL Vets, which provide practical advice on how farmers can improve youngstock health and performance. The Cumbrian host farmer is […]
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It’s been two and a half years since we braved an airport with the children but Jo decided we all needed a break. We ran around in a blind panic for two weeks. You try to do every job you’ve been avoiding since forever, but suddenly seems vital. Then, when away I had sleepless nights […]
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UK dairy processor Muller has announced a 0.5p/litre premium for its 700 non-aligned dairy farmers who take part in three of the milk buyer’s herd health initiatives. Muller Direct producers must take part in the Muller Farm Insight Programme, the Muller Antibiotic Programme and the National Johne’s Management Plan to be eligible for the price […]
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Farmers in 36 water catchments around England could find themselves slapped with stringent legislation following a review of water quality and agricultural practices. The review, which is being carried out by the Environment Agency (EA) and Natural England (NE), is the result of legal proceedings brought against the government in 2015 in which WWF-UK and […]
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Plans to abolish direct payments to farmers after the UK leaves the European Union threaten to disadvantage rural communities, peers have been told. The warning was issued by Tiverton and Honition MP Neil Parish as he gave evidence to a House of Lords committee on the rural economy. See also: How Michael Gove’s Agriculture Bill will […]
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