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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.
Landowners are reducing investment in farming enterprises in favour of alternative rural diversifications amid Brexit uncertainty. Diversification consultant Rural Solutions conducts an annual sentiment survey of landowners of 225,000ha in England, Scotland and Wales. This year, the results show an increased confidence and commitment to investing in rural business but an overall decline in investment […]
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Owners of a cattle breeding operation in Australia are facing the prospect of a massive clear-up after a fire broke out, causing 100 cryogenic cylinders of cattle semen to explode. The blaze ravaged a genetics facility at Yarram Herd Services in Gippsland, Victoria, destroying the cylinders full of semen worth tens of thousands of pounds. […]
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Climate change is threatening the UK’s food security, says a report by MPs which calls for government action to curb greenhouse gas emissions. A high dependency on imported fresh food, coupled with failure to act on climate breakdown, is risking national food security, says the document. See also: ‘Reward farmers for tackling climate change‘ Called […]
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Fears are growing for the welfare of a Hertfordshire farmer who has been missing for 11 days. Alex Wilcox has not been seen since 9.15am on Thursday 5 September when he was dropped off by his mother at Bishop’s Stortford railway station. The 29-year-old caught a train to Ramsgate in Kent to attend a church […]
Picketing farmers in Ireland will be given the opportunity to have their say in the beef price negotiations between farming groups and meat processors. Another round of talks took part over the weekend (14-15 September) between seven farm organisations, including the Beef Plan Movement Group, the Irish Farmers Association and Meat Industry Ireland. At the […]
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Initial maize yields look good, with big cobs which have matured well and green leaf still on the plants, latest Maize Watch growers report. Good weather has allowed harvest teams to start chopping maize with sites in the South East and South West having already started harvesting. Advice for harvest: Check your crops twice a […]
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Hand Engineering has developed a pint-sized zero grazing machine, which it launched at the National Ploughing Championships in Ireland. Two versions of the Minigrazer are available; a 5cu m capacity machine with a 2.1m-wide drum mower and a 4.5cu m version with a 1.85m mower. Both run on 500mm flotation tyres for extra wet ground […]
A list of eight ways to improve feed efficiency on dairy units has been released following a series of on-farm trials. Alltech consultants piloted a free-of-charge farm efficiency consultancy programme on 50 commercial dairy farms. Results from the farm trials found even farms in the top 25% for performance could save £216 a cow a year […]
Ensuring structural fibre is available to fresh cows in very early lactation could ease transition by reducing metabolic issues and stabilising rumen function. This is according to NWF head of technical Adam Clay, who said it was worthwhile splitting off cows for the first five days of their lactation. He told the UK Dairy […]
It felt like a mini milestone at Lockerley over the past week as we planted some clover/grass leys in our arable rotation and spread home-produced manure in front of a cover crop. If I spoke with my uncle in Kintyre about this new idea of putting down grass leys and spreading manure, he would ask […]
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