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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) today released 2017 Census of Agriculture data tabulated by race, ethnicity, and gender. Located on the NASS website, these national, state, and county-level data profiles highlight number of farms, land in farms, land use, value of sales, and producer characteristics, such as years of experience, average age, and more. Redesigned and containing more information than in previous years, the producer profiles provide insights on women; Hispanic, Latino or Spanish; American Indian or Alaska Native; Asian; Black or African American; Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander; and white producers. Data are available for geographies with 30 farms or more operated by a specified group.
As of September 1, there were 77.7 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 3 percent from September 2018, and up 3 percent from June 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 National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) today released 2017 Census of Agriculture data tabulated by zip code. The zip code tabulations are available through Quick Stats, NASS’ online data query tool.
The Crop Production report issued today by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) forecasted soybean and corn production down from 2018. Soybean production is down 19 percent from 2018, forecast at 3.68 billion bushels; corn growers are expected to decrease their production 4 percent from last year, forecast at 13.9 billion bushels.
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).
A solid trade for Aberdeen Angus bulls and females was reported at Stirling on Monday (21 October), with the headlines taken by the total dispersal of the Liley herd. Angus prices peaked at 16,000gns for the Yorkshire-based herd of Ben Marsden, Penistone, Sheffield, which dispersed seeing four cow and calf outfits level at £4,095 and […]
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Continued pressure in the finished sector and doubts over Brexit cast a shadow at Stirling this year, with averages back £1,009 in the Simmental ring on Thursday (23 October). Bull buying budgets were definitely hit, although the breed still saw several five-figure prices and sold the most bulls overall. This is according to British Simmental […]
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Scottish livestock farmers should get additional funding for their levy board from AHDB coffers, the Scottish rural economy secretary has said. Fergus Ewing has written to Defra secretary Theresa Villiers to request the ring-fenced fund of £2m distributed back to Scotland and Wales by AHDB be increased to £4m. Money from the fund is allocated […]
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Dairy farmers are exiting the industry at the rate of one a week, according to AHDB data. The levy board recently conducted a survey of major milk buyers, which revealed there is an estimated 8,820 dairy producers in Great Britain, down by 30-35 compared with February. AHDB began undertaking its own analysis of producer numbers […]
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The Charolais ring achieved the Stirling bull sale’s highest price of 23,000gns and the highest average of £5,559 despite difficult trading conditions. Bull averages were back over £1,200 on the year, but society chief executive officer Peter Pythian stressed that fast-growing and efficient cattle were what buyers were looking to breed with Charolais bulls. Topping […]
Scottish Blackface rams topped at £150,000 and set a new shearling breed record of £100,000 at Lanark last week (17-18 October). The leading price comes close to matching the £160,000 record reached by the Dalchirla flock in 2015 and the Elmscleugh flock last year. A total of 17 lambs sold for five figures or more, […]
NFU South East regional director William White has reiterated his and the NFU’s support for the badger cull – despite his Twitter account having been hacked by anti-cull activists and a message put out that he is now against the cull. The mischievous tweet read: “The badger cull doesn’t work & I’m not going to […]
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A wholesale switch to organic farming would result in a net increase in greenhouse gas emissions – unless consumers radically changed their diets, a study has found. Shifting 100% to organic production across England and Wales would reduce yields by as much as 40%, sucking in food imports to make up the shortfall, it suggests. […]
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Young calves have a big surface area for their body size, which means they can lose heat very quickly. This, combined with the fact their immune system is not yet fully developed, puts them at risk from a range of diseases. Pneumonia is a particular risk, especially in damp, wet conditions, with studies showing the […]
Arable land and smaller farms have dominated a busy market in England in recent years, with values being more variable depending on the year and location. Farmers Weekly has analysed sales across the period 2014-2018 using information from Strutt & Parker’s Farmland Database, which records all farm and bare land deals on the open market. […]
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