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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.
Fendt’s crawler range can now be retrofitted with a front linkage designed by French firm Laforge. The beefy addition has a lift capacity of 6,400kg, a lifting stroke of 805mm and runs Cat 3 arms. See also: Video: Fendt’s 943 MT twin-track crawler on test It also comes with Laforge’s Powerfold system, which allows the user […]
Since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report made the headlines last week, there has been plenty of discussion about how these topics are reported, especially within the BBC. The NFU has been in contact with the BBC many times over the past year and even met with senior directors to discuss the need […]
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Capital gains tax (CGT) rules on residential property are being tightened from April 2020, so farmers and landowners may want to try to complete any planned sales before this deadline, say advisers. The main change is that CGT will be payable far sooner than under the current rules. From April next year, if any CGT […]
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Kverneland has revamped its range of DG trailed disc drills, adding an improved folding mechanism to make them better balanced and easier to manage on the road. The so-called DG II machines are available in 9m and 12m working widths and are fitted with the firm’s CD double-disc coulters – the smaller model has 72 […]
Diversified businesses need to regularly review their position to ensure that valuable reliefs from inheritance tax (IHT) are not lost by default, warn advisers. While qualifying farming assets may attract 100% relief through agricultural property relief (APR), many diversified businesses may need to claim business property relief (BPR), also at 100%, on other assets. The […]
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Carefully thinking about the ratio of different fatty acids in the diet at specific stages of lactation could bring big benefits to dairy performance, according to the latest US research from Michigan State University. Dr Adam Lock, an expert on fats in dairy diets at the university, highlights three key areas to consider when feeding […]
Like most arable farmers, the harvest routine has kicked in – dinner and the family are brought out to the field so I can scoff between trailer loads and remind my children what I look like, and conversations must fall silent when the weather report is on. Farmers in our area seem to have been […]
Modern hybrid hens are genetically sophisticated and achieving their productive potential will only be possible if the development period from chick to hen is carefully managed. Attention to detail is critical if the birds are to develop into healthy, robust hens capable of achieving their genetic potential, says Charles Macleod, rearing director at Hampshire-based Humphrey […]
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The past week has been largely a washout for many farmers combining between the showers, with many crops still standing and soggy straw lying in swaths still to bale. There have been some reports of grain shedding, but there is some optimism that meaningful progress can be made next week with drier, more settled weather in […]
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Wheat futures prices have fallen to their lowest levels in two years after the value of the pound nudged upwards and analysts increased their crop size predictions. The November 2019 contract fell as low as £136.50/t in intra-day trading on Friday (16 August), just over £9/t lower than it closed the previous Friday (9 August) […]
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