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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.
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).
Natural England has defended its decision to revoke general licences for controlling certain pest bird species on 25 April, but insists it is now “business as usual” in terms of shooting pigeons and crows. Giving evidence to the cross-party Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs (Efra) committee in London on Tuesday (21 May), Natural England deputy […]
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Arla is holding its farmer members’ milk prices for June, at 30.23p/litre for a manufacturing litre for conventional milk and 41.98p for organic supplies. This is based on every-other-day collection of a minimum 1m litres of top quality band milk at 4.2% butterfat and 3.4% protein. The Arla move is the fifth consecutive monthly price […]
Do you have strong opinions and don’t mind sharing them? Got thoughts on how agriculture needs a shake-up to bring in fresh faces? Fancy yourself as an ambassador for the next generation of farmers? If you’re nodding your head to these questions, work in farming and are aged under 30 then you could be Farmers Weekly‘s […]
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The Global Dairy Trade index dropped by 1.2% at the most recent auction, falling for the first time in 12 sales. The indicator of international dairy market sentiment has been on the increase since November 2018, but the average commodity price fell to US$3,414/t (£2,698/t) in the auction on Tuesday (21 May). The auction index […]
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New Defra rules mean farmers in England who charge the public to attend events involving livestock or working animals will have to get permission, to avoid falling foul of animal welfare law. The Animal Welfare (Licensing of activities including animals) England) Regulation 2018 came in to force last October aiming to increase standards for animals […]
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Farmers in England have until the end of the month to request an application pack to enter a mid-tier Countryside Stewardship (CS) scheme with a start date of 1 January 2020. They will then have until 31 July to complete and submit their applications for the five-year scheme, which pays out compensation for income forgone […]
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Mild acidification of slurry is a solution to help pig farmers meet targets to reduce ammonia emissions, as outlined in the government’s Clean Air Strategy launched earlier this year. The strategy sets a target of reducing ammonia levels by 8% by 2020 (on 2005 baseline) and 16% by 2030. Pig producers are already working to […]
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In the space of 10 years, one Essex farmer has improved a ryegrass problem, which had resulted in fields of wheat being cut for silage, to a situation where this year’s crops are largely clean of the weed. Daniel Wormell, who farms the 600ha family farm, says ryegrass has been a problem for more than […]
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The arable farming sector will need to change and consolidate if it is to remain profitable, the head of Frontier Agriculture has said. Farmers are going to have to get used to doing things differently if they are to survive in a world without subsidy payments to fall back on, said managing director Mark Aitchison. […]
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The last month has been quite frankly insane with the speed at which progress is being made on the dairy development. The parlour shed is up, we have dug out for the rotary and the underpass is in. The footings for the cubicle shed have all been poured and the shed will be erected soon. […]
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