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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.
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.
Fears are growing for the safety of a well-known grain buyer in North Yorkshire after he went missing at the weekend. Howard Jackson, 63, was last seen at about 8am on Saturday 13 July at his home in Marton-cum-Grafton, near Boroughbridge. He left home wearing a denim T-shirt and pyjama trousers, and drove off in a […]
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Policymakers insist they will not delay introducing new ways of delivering agricultural support to Welsh farmers, including the planned phasing out of direct farm subsidies from 2021. The Welsh government was reacting to speculation surrounding a statement made by first minister of Wales Mark Drakeford on Tuesday (16 July). He announced that a draft law […]
Strict control of parlour feeding and a tight autumn-calving block saw a Cornish dairy through the 2018 drought with a total purchased feed cost of 6.52p/litre. Because peak lactation happens in December, when cows are housed, a lot of the pressure was taken off Paul Richards and the team at Splattenridden Farm, near Hayle, when […]
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Taiwanese ATV maker TGB has unveiled its latest low-cost Blade ATV. The 520SL comes with a pretty healthy spec and is T3 homologated, so can be registered for road use. Power comes from TGB’s own 503cc four-stroke, single cylinder petrol engine. It tops out at 39hp and runs through a selectable two/four-wheel drive belt-type stepless […]
Fifty farmers, agricultural and rural economy workers are set to march through the heart of Brighton with a rainbow-coloured tractor to celebrate farming as an open and diverse industry. In a first for UK agriculture, the group will walk alongside a colourful Massey Ferguson – nicknamed “Sassy Ferguson” – as part of the Brighton Pride […]
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Ewe condition before tupping, tyre wires in silage and lameness in housed sucklers are among the problems that occur later in the year, but have their roots in summer management. Our Vet Viewpoint experts also look at lungworm and ewe condition. See also: 4 common Johne’s mistakes and how to avoid them on dairy units […]
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Slugs have been a major headache for North Yorkshire grower Graham Potter since he switched from a plough-based crop establishment system to direct drilling. But with proactive implementation of integrated slug control methods – and some new technology – he has turned the tide against this damaging pest across his 200ha arable farm near Thirsk. […]
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It has been a month of mending, maintenance and education. We had a very successful school trip a few weeks ago. Trying to herd 40 children around the farm was no mean feat. This was followed by a two-day study tour, organised in conjunction with the College of Agriculture Food and Rural Enterprise (Cafre) from […]
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Merchants are reporting better than expected winter barley yields as combines start to roll across southern England and Wales, with one Welsh grower reporting his best barley yield. Philip Darke, managing director at farmer owned co-operative Camgrain said they had received their first few thousand tonnes of feed barley and that things are looking well […]
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The average annual UK family shopping bill will rise by £786 if plant protection products are removed from farms, according to a new report. Commissioned by the Crop Protection Association and written by agronomist Séan Rickard, a former chief economist for the NFU, the report says the cost of fresh fruit and vegetable would rise […]
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