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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.
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).
Now then, another month has rolled by very quickly, the yards are full and there is a “go slow” with all the processors I supply. There seems to be a perfect storm, which appears to have come from cattle being brought in early and put into feed lots, grass-fed cattle coming to market at the […]
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Case-IH has added a number of new features to its most popular Farmlift telehandler models. Maximum load capacity has increased by 100kg on the two 6m machines – the 633 and 636 – while the 7m 737 Farmlift model has an extra 200kg, meaning it tops out at 3,700kg. See also: Top tips for passing […]
After meeting someone for the first time, as part of the initial conversation, the question “Where are you from?” often pops up. My answer is usually “Scotland”, although sometimes I say “the UK” when abroad. This is usually enough for most people, but then I sometimes get: “But where are you really from?” The main […]
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Farmers considering upgrading large items of equipment are being urged to take advantage of government grants worth up to £1m before the scheme closes at the start of next month. The deadline for the Countryside Productivity Scheme, which contributes up to 40% of the retail cost for new robotic or slurry management equipment, closes on […]
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Following last week’s look at second-hand tub-based feeder wagons, this time around we’re focusing on the perks and pitfalls of used paddle-type machines Keenan has been a dominating force on the paddle-type mixer market and, during a particularly buoyant couple of years during the 1990s, claimed almost 95% of the market. The Irish maker remains […]
A ban on neonicotinoid pesticides for use on wheat crops threatens a viral disease outbreak which is likely to hit future EU harvests, crop experts say. In April, the European Commission extended the ban on neonicotinoids to cover all outdoor crops, including wheat, after their use was linked to a decline in bee numbers. But […]
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The number of vaccine doses sold for use in cattle increased by 15% between 2011 and 2017, according to a new report. The report, published by the AHDB, coincides with a drop in sales of antibiotics for use in livestock in 2017. AHDB lead vet Derek Armstrong said: “Vaccines have an important part to […]
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The last of the winter lambs are up to weight, averaging 22kg on the hooks. It is good to see them away – 10,000 have come in here as stores and been loaded out prime. We got the timing pretty well right this year, with all the grass seed crops closed at an even grazing […]
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Pig tail docking is still routine practice in many European countries, according to a new study. Researchers at the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE), the European Association of Porcine Management (EAPHM) and the European Commission carried out an online survey to investigate the situation. They found that in 24 countries, on average 77% of […]
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Defra secretary Michael Gove says he is concentrating on the day job – despite speculation he was set to resign over Brexit. Media reports suggested Mr Gove would become the third cabinet minister in two days to quit in protest at the EU withdrawal agreement. Brexit secretary Dominic Raab and work and pensions secretary Esther […]