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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.
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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Fewer calf registrations combined with higher mortality in both calves and cows this year point to a tighter home-produced prime cattle supply in 2019 and 2020. The latest British Cattle Movement Service (BCMS) figures show that 1.75m cattle births were registered in Great Britain over the first seven months of 2018. See also: 5 successful leader […]
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Farmers Apprentice 2018 hits your screens today, with a bumper double helping to kick off the six-part series. The show, available on the Farmers Weekly website and our YouTube channel, sees young farming hopefuls thrown in at the deep end to tackle a series of tough farming challenges. The apprentices work in teams to complete […]
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Bayer boss Liam Condon hopes the use of the world’s best-selling herbicide glyphosate will continue in Europe, whereas he is more certain of its future in North and South America. Bayer acquired the glyphosate herbicide Roundup as part of its $63bn takeover of Monsanto, completed last month, but its future has been clouded by the […]
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Increased pressure on vets and farmers to reduce intramammary antibiotics use in favour of a blanket teat sealant programme should come as part of a holistic three-step health plan. This is according to leading mastitis experts reacting to two recent industry announcements on dry cow therapy that represent a sea change in mastitis control. First […]
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A construction company has been fined £150,000 after a worker fell through roof sheeting while demolishing a farm building. An employee of Northern Structures was removing roof sheets from a timber-frame farm building when he fell 4m through one of the asbestos cement roof sheets onto the ground below, suffering a fractured spine. A Health […]
The CLA has rebuffed claims that farmers and landowners in England made £13bn profit from land sales during 2016-17. The figure was published in a report by the Centre for Progressive Policy and the National Housing Federation, which called for a radical overhaul of land sales to help provide more affordable housing. The joint report […]
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Two contrasting family-run businesses feature as Farmers Weekly Pig Farmer of the Year finalists this year – an outdoor breeding herd finishing all progeny in straw-based sheds, and an indoor unit producing bacon with a carbon footprint some 30% lower than the UK standard. See also: Meet the 2018 Farmers Weekly Awards finalists The 2018 Pig […]
I don’t know if I dare say how well our breeding herd is doing at the moment, as I may be tempting fate or giving it the dreaded commentator’s curse. The last two batches to farrow have averaged nearly 15 born alive and the first of these two batches, which are being weaned this week, […]
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