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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.
Export demand and slow farmer selling have pushed up feed bean prices by £12/t in two weeks. Some shippers are short of beans, and the improved demand looks likely to continue through February and March, say traders. Mid-January saw feed bean prices averaging about £185/t ex-farm. Midweek this had risen to £196-£199/t, with most regions […]
The NFU has called for arable farmers to be temporarily exempted from rules requiring them to grow at least three crops. NFU combinable crops chairman and Essex farmer Tom Bradshaw said the arable sector had felt the brunt of the wet autumn and it wasn’t over yet. See also: Exclusive – the cost of extreme […]
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Recommendations to reduce the salary threshold for immigrants by more than £4,000 do not go far enough, say farm leaders. Migrant workers arriving in the UK from outside the EU – including to work in farming – must currently have a job offer paying at least £30,000. See also: 10-point plan for attracting the best […]
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Favourable grazing conditions have lifted scanning rates on many UK farms, with one vet practice reporting an average increase of 10-15%. At Carmarthen Veterinary Centre, scanning percentages are up 10-15% across the board and have averaged about 205% this season. Vet Helen Scott says some flocks have seen a 25% improvement. See also: Why blood testing […]
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Cool summer temperatures helped Richard and David Budd grow a high-yielding winter bean crop of 8t/ha on their Kent farm, coming top in the first YEN bean competition. This was the top-yielding crop of 20 entries in the YEN competition, organised by the Processors and Growers Research Organisation, as the cool temperatures helped pollination and […]
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The AHDB has launched a computer-based diagnostic and management system to help dairy farmers tackle mastitis in their herds. The system is called QuarterPRO which stands for Quarterly Predict, React and Optimise. It is formed around a three-step process: Data collection and analysis Using vets, advisers and published material to tackle the issue Repeating the […]
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“The biggest shakeup of agriculture legislation in 40 years”. “Farmers to be paid to protect the environment”. “Agriculture Bill will spark a new dawn for farming and the environment”. These are some of the headlines recently hailing this new legislation as something that is revolutionary. British farming is one of the least intensive in the […]
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I am disappointed that wealthy, well-fed television executives choose to commission programmes attacking farmers that would probably see them end up in court if they attacked another minority group. The way I see it, us farmers are almost a religion. We pursue a way of life without monetary reward most of the time, so surely, […]
Italian pump maker Doda is to launch a high-pressure umbilical pump to the UK market, through its distributor Slurrykat. The 2020 HD35 model carries over a lot of features from the previous AFI 35HD, which sold more than 6,000 units in 12 years. See also: Rules on temporary slurry storage when pollution risk high The main […]
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Spring barley growers on heavy land can benefit from additional yields of over 2t/ha by drilling at the mid-end of March, especially this season, when soils will take a long time to dry out after the winter rain deluge. The key for growers will be to wait until soil conditions are right for drilling this […]
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