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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is seeking nominations to the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics. Members of this committee advise the Secretary of Agriculture on the scope, timing and content of periodic agricultural censuses, surveys of agriculture and other related industries. The committee also makes recommendations on the content of agriculture reports and represents the views and data needs of suppliers and users of agricultural statistics.
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.
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has fully integrated the Census of Agriculture website into its primary website to provide a consistent look and feel across a single site, making navigation and access to census data easier and more intuitive.
United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) concluded data collection for the 2017 Census of Agriculture with a 71.5 percent national response rate.
As of September 1, there were 75.5 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 3 percent from September 2017, and up 3 percent from June 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).
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.
Farmers wanting to keep tabs on their ATVs and other nickable items will be interested in the latest GPS tracker kit from Czech firm Nam Systems. The working parts of the portable Tick Tracker are hidden in a waterproof plastic case that is tucked in a discreet hidey-hole on the machine, or fixed to a […]
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There have been startling negative headlines in the consumer press in the past few months about red meat consumption. But reading the small print of some of the recent reports, there is some good news for British red meat producers making the most of grass. The Greenpeace report “Feeding the problem” highlighted how it would […]
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Switching from four cuts of silage to six is helping a Welsh dairy produce an extra £72,000 worth of milk sold. While the additional cost of cutting grass more frequently can put some dairy farmers off moving to a multicut system, Martin Evans believes the improvement in forage quality is more than paying for the […]
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Warning: Video contains graphic images. Dog attacks on sheep cost the UK farming industry £1.2m in 2018, according to NFU Mutual, and in Wales incidents are on the rise. Gareth Hughes, who farms at Isaf Farm near Anglesey, is one of the latest farmers to suffer such an assault on his sheep. He lost 15 […]
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It’s been a whirlwind few months for the Farmers Weekly Award winners – 15 extraordinary farmers, advisers, contractors and farmworkers who last year received one of farming’s highest accolades, recognising their fantastic business achievements. Hampshire winner Craig Livingstone scooped both Arable Farmer of the Year and Overall Farmer of the Year for his innovative work […]
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Farmers are being alerted to a change in health and safety rules affecting anyone who does welding. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently announced that it is reclassifying welding fumes, including those produced from mild steel, as a human carcinogen. As a result it will no longer permit any welding to be undertaken […]
A milk buyer has introduced discretionary pricing on the eve of government reforms that are aiming to outlaw the practice altogether. Medina Dairy, which is supplied by 156 producers in the south of England, Yorkshire and South Wales has drawn criticism from producers and the NFU for ditching its basket price mechanism. See also: Poll: Dairy […]
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I find it hard to believe we are already near the end of March; how can this year be going so fast! The February heatwave gave us a suitable chance to drill and roll most spring barley crops in great conditions and following seed testing we have again used undressed seed. Nitrogen is now being […]
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Californian tech firm FarmWise has developed an autonomous weeding robot that has been tested in cauliflower and lettuce crops. The units drive themselves through the field and use artifical intelligence and computer vision to automate the jobs of weeding and thinning in vegetable crops. The company hopes this will help deal with the current agricultural […]
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Dairy farmers supplying Arla will see little change in the price of milk next month after the UK’s biggest cheese manufacturer announced it was holding prices in April. The quarterly currency smoothing mechanism, in place because Denmark-based Arla pays for milk in euros, will shave 0.01p/litre off milk prices, but company leaders said the market […]