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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.
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.
Chemical manufacturing giant Bayer is selling its animal health division to the US pet and livestock drug specialist Elanco. The deal, worth $7.6bn (£6.28bn), will see Bayer’s farm animal products change hands, such as the antibiotic Baytril, used to treat pneumonia in livestock, and Baycox, which prevents coccidiosis. Pet treatments, such as the Drontal range […]
Combines are starting to roll again this week, with high hopes of making good progress with a more settled spell being forecast for the Bank Holiday weekend. Especially with the wheat harvest just starting in the North, which has seen more than its fair share of wet weather in recent days. Yorkshire With the barley […]
The BBC is highlighting ways growers and livestock producers are tackling climate change, as the broadcaster takes a special look at farming this week. The week-long Focus on Farming follows criticism of the BBC’s coverage when it comes to agriculture and food production. See also: 12 things we learned from the IPCC climate land report […]
A Northamptonshire sheep farmer has been targeted for a third time by sick-minded illegal butchers. Farmer Gordon Emery flagged down a police patrol after discovering 11 lambs were killed and butchered at his farm in Whilton, near Daventry, on Monday (19 August). His flock was previously targeted in July when 21 lambs were slaughtered and […]
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Farm business owners who should by now be Making Tax Digital compliant but did not meet the 7 August deadline are being reassured they will not be fined for missing the date. Some 120,000 UK businesses have missed the cut-off, which required all firms with a turnover of £85,000 or more to keep computer-based records […]
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A survey is under way to capture farmers’ views on the release of sea eagles on the Isle of Wight amid concerns the birds could predate lambs. The National Sheep Association (NSA), which has warned against the introduction of the birds, launched the farmer-facing survey on Monday 19 August. Natural England has granted a licence […]
The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) is in the process of contacting about 1,000 farmers who have received overpayments totalling £5m for their agri-environment agreements. The issue relates to the payments made in July of this year for Countryside and Environmental Stewardship schemes, some dating back to 2015. About 15,000 eligible customers were paid £148m in […]
Police have issued a plea to farmers to stay vigilant and look out for hare coursers after harvest. Incidents of illegal hare coursing, which involves dogs competing against each other in pursuit of lives hares, tend to increase directly after harvest, or in early September, as arable fields become bare. Already, a number of police […]
A new generation of herbicide-tolerant sugar beet varieties promises to slash the number of sprays needed, while also allowing growers to bring weed beet-infested fields back into the rotation. Keeping sugar beet crops clean of weeds can prove challenging, especially broad-leaved weeds, and requires several sprays. However, new herbicide-tolerant varieties will enable growers to cut […]
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The Tillage-Live cultivation demonstration day takes place on 4 September at Deenethorpe Airfield, near Corby, Northamptonshire. It offers visitors the chance to see the latest soil-working equipment in action and there’s also a special demo area to try out a selection of self-propelled sprayers. Most of the big names will be exhibiting, including Amazone, Horsch, […]
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