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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).
An ongoing lack of clarity over Brexit is eroding confidence among Scotland’s farmers and crofters, confirms a survey which paints a stark picture of the prospects for Scottish agriculture. Only one in 10 farmers and crofters are positive about their future after the UK leaves the European Union – with or without a withdrawal agreement. […]
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Farm leaders in Northern Ireland have called for an urgent debate on mandatory milk contracts after some processors cut May base prices. Ulster Farmers Union deputy president Victor Chestnutt said milk producers were understandably angry at the cuts. “One processor has dropped their base price by 0.50p/litre to below 25p/litre. We can see no justification […]
A farming charity has released new figures showing a rise in working farmers seeking help. The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (Rabi) said it received 437 new enquiries from January to May this year – and 67% of these came from working farmers. The ongoing uncertainty over Brexit, late government payments and the impact of poor […]
Adas has warned farmers not to overlook a legal requirement to carry out soil testing. The stipulation is included in Defra’s Farming Rules for Water, which were introduced in 2018. See also: 8 new rules for water and what they mean for farmers The rules cover fertiliser storage and application, as well as keeping livestock […]
Scientists have developed wheat plants engineered to better survive drought conditions associated with climate breakdown. Researchers at the University of Sheffield found that engineering bread wheat to have fewer microscopic spores – called stomata – helps the crop to use water more efficiently, while maintaining yields. Like most plants, wheat uses stomata to regulate its […]
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The Parthenaise breed is one of the oldest in France and has been refined over the past 50 years to produce high-quality beef. Its meat is some of the most expensive in France, with farmers receiving about £5.25/kg or upwards – the equivalent of £3,000 for a 500-650kg animal. Beef farmer James Duerden, of Killerwick […]
As financial support for renewable energy disappears, are lower technology costs and increasing climate change publicity creating new opportunities for farmers? Solar The ending of support schemes such as the Feed-in Tariffs (Fits) and Renewables Obligation has reduced returns and hit deployment of new solar schemes, but there is still much activity around this comparatively […]
Farmers are being reminded to regularly review the conditions of any abstraction licences to avoid the risk of cross-compliance penalties. The NFU is warning that failure to comply with a licence, or abstracting without a licence, is not only a criminal offence, but it can also be a breach of one of the Basic Payments […]
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I would like to thank the group of men and women who recently came to rid my wheat of blackgrass. I tried to thank them on the day, but my Romanian was as good as their English and frankly I can’t blame them for wanting to clear off as quickly as possible – it’s not […]
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Scotland’s farmers face a labour shortage exacerbated by the failure of a UK government scheme to attract enough migrant workers, Scottish rural affairs minister Mairi Gougeon has warned. Speaking to Farmers Weekly ahead of her first ministerial visit to the Royal Highland Show on Friday (21 June), Ms Gougeon said the pilot scheme introduced by […]
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