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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).
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announces the annual USDA Data Users’ Meeting. The meeting is free of charge and open to anyone interested in learning about recent and pending changes in various data and information programs important to agriculture. USDA and partner agencies will seek comments and input on these programs.
Across the Midwest, a lack of extreme heat helped boost the nation’s corn yield to its highest level on record – slightly above 2016. The nation’s soybean yield was down 6 percent from 2016, but production reached a record level due to record high acreage, according to the Crop Production 2017 Summary released 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 two outstanding former employees whose work and contributions to NASS and to agricultural statistics continue to have impact. The NASS Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made lasting contributions to the quality of the information NASS collects and the service NASS provides.
Farmers still to sign Johne’s Action initiative declaration forms must act fast to hit the looming 31 October deadline. Signed National Johne’s Management Plan (NJMP) declarations must come from British Veterinary Cattle Association-accredited vets and require: An assessment of herd status An assessment of herd risk An agreed written Johne’s control plan The declaration must […]
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New features said to make the Suzuki KingQuad LT-A500X more productive and more comfortable to ride mirror those introduced with the latest version of the higher-powered KingQuad LT-A750XP. With a new frame and front suspension, new steering system and rear stabiliser designs, improved brakes and optional power steering for the LT-A500X, the ATV is now […]
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Defra’s annual survey of agricultural holdings in England has highlighted the continuing swing away from winter-sown barley, a marked rise in maize production and pig numbers breaking the four million mark. Overall, the census, conducted in June each year, covered 25,000 commercial holdings and showed the used agricultural area (UAA) at 9.2m hectares. Of this, […]
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Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has been accused of bowing to pressure from the Welsh government and animal rights campaigners in banning pheasant shooting on all the land it manages. Three pheasant shoots lease four areas of woodland from the NRW, but these have been told that their agreements will not be renewed when they expire […]
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A structural overhaul has been announced by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) that will include a £35m investment in its Barony site and withdrawal from other campuses by 2022. The transformation will see faculties focused on a three-tier model across the country. North Scotland: Faculty of Agri-Food and Business Central: Faculty of Rural Science and Policy […]
Try as we might to populate our high-hour tractor series with a range of makes and models, there’s one brand that keeps rearing its head – John Deere. In part, this is down to the fact the maker has topped the UK sales charts as far back as we can remember, meaning there are plenty […]
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Im trying to put a positive spin on things, but its hard. The complete lack of measurable rain led to a less than average harvest. Spring-sown crops really suffered from drought, spring beans in particular had huge variation in yield and suffered massive bruchid beetle damage. Poor germination results mean more will be required for […]
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Changing consumer trends and developments in the food chain could have a big influence on the future marketplace for farm produce. 1. Successive food scares have left their mark So consumers are said to be seeking greater assurances about the provenance and integrity of food and digging much deeper than they ever have before. According […]
Feed wheat prices nudged up slightly to end the week at an average of £168.50/t ex-farm on Friday (21 September). The regional range stretched from £160.50/t in the far south-east of England to £174/t in Yorkshire and the north-east of Scotland. Barley rose by about £2.50/t to average £164/t on the same basis. It was […]
Rumours that international trade secretary Liam Fox is preparing to rewrite UK food standards, to allow cheaper, lower-quality produce into the country post-Brexit, have prompted an angry response from food industry stakeholders. The claims were made in an article on business news website, Business Insider, which claimed the trade secretary was plotting to scrap EU […]
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