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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is seeking nominations to the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics. Members of this committee advise the Secretary of Agriculture on the scope, timing and content of periodic agricultural censuses, surveys of agriculture and other related industries. The committee also makes recommendations on the content of agriculture reports and represents the views and data needs of suppliers and users of agricultural statistics.
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).
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.
Farmers are being urged to ensure that their trailers are safe and properly maintained ahead of the busy summer months. Transport-related accidents are among the main causes of workplace fatalities in agriculture, according to Health and Safety Executive statistics. See also: Safety campaign checks more than 1,000 trailers Launched in memory of teenager Harry Christian-Allan – […]
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A Shropshire MP has indicated he will now support Prime Minister Theresa May’s EU withdrawal agreement, if it is put to the vote next week, having been convinced by farm unions that a “no-deal” Brexit would be a disaster for the farming sector. Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, Conservative MP for Shrewsbury Daniel Kawczynski […]
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Industry organisations have produced a guide reminding farmers and professional contractors how to handle sheep during shearing to ensure they are not stressed or injured. The joint guidance, which has been released ahead of this year’s shearing season, comes after animal rights group Peta made allegations of animal cruelty on 25 English farms during shearing […]
A public interest test could be introduced ahead of land sales in Scotland as part of plans to tackle the “monopoly” of ownership and its effect on communities. The Scottish government asked the Scottish Land Commission to examine how the concentration of social, economic and decision-making power affects communities across rural Scotland. The commission published […]
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Farmers in the Scottish Borders are being urged to stay extra vigilant following a spate of thefts against rural properties. Thieves targeted five different farms and rural home in the one night on Monday (18 March). An Ifor Williams caged trailer and Genset diesel generator were stolen from a farm near Mossburnford, near Jedburgh. See […]
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An over-supply of beef is the cause behind falling prices, with a reversal not expected until the majority of finishing stock are turned out and Brexit uncertainty is resolved. Increased supplies of finished cattle are being sent for slaughter by farmers eager to minimise the number of mouths eating limited forage stocks and expensive finishing […]
Most chemical weed applications fail because farmers apply too late, according to independent grassland consultant George Fisher. “Timing is critical when treating weeds. You need the chemical to absorb through the leaves and go into the plant root for best results,” explained Dr Fisher. He said for this to happen, farmers needed to target the […]
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A new range of McCormick X5 tractors features extra transmission options designed to make the machines more fuel-efficient during day-to-day tasks. There has also been an engine upgrade, with the previous Perkins unit ditched in favour of a 3.6-litre Deutz four-cylinder. This offers 99hp for the smallest X5.35, 107hp for the mid-ranking X5.45 and the […]
Philosophy graduate Sam Robinson, who was raised in Oxford, would seem a pretty unlikely new entrant to farming. But with no industry knowledge or background, the 27-year-old moved to the Welsh countryside, joined a rugby team, became a member of a Welsh choir, got a job on a livestock farm and became fluent in Welsh. […]
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A specific strain of nitrogen-fixing bacteria, isolated from sugar cane in Brazil and capable of colonising plant roots, is being developed into a technology that could reduce the farming industry’s reliance on bagged fertiliser and increase crop yields. Fertiliser is a key input cost and the holy grail for farmers is having cereals and oilseeds […]
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