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Corn Production Down 3 Percent from August Forecast. Soybean Production Down 3 Percent. Cotton Production Up 10 Percent...
NASS releases Crop Progress and Condition Estimates...
Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States Up 5 Percent. Broiler-Type Chicks Placed in the United States Up 5 Percent...
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service’s (NASS) Administrator, Hubert Hamer, retired March 31, after more than 44 years of service at the agency.
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) appoints Lance Honig as Chair of USDA’s Agricultural Statistics Board, as well as the Methodology Division Director. Honig has served in an acting capacity for both roles since November 2023. As the chair, he will lead the preparation and dissemination of market-sensitive agricultural forecasts and estimates.
The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is canceling the July Cattle report and discontinuing the Cotton Objective Yield Survey, as well as all County Estimates for Crops and Livestock beginning with the 2024 production year. The decision to discontinue these surveys and reports was not made lightly, but was necessary, given appropriated budget levels.
Every five years, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducts a program review following the completion of the Census of Agriculture. The review considers the latest information from the ag census, current annual estimates, and administrative data to ensure that the NASS annual estimating programs adapt to reflect changes in agriculture. NASS also considers public input requested through a program review announcement released on Dec. 19, 2023.
Producers surveyed across the United States intend to plant 90.0 million acres of corn in 2024, down 5% from last year, according to the Prospective Plantings report released today by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
In early July, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) simplified access to historic data by putting 77 years’ worth of agricultural statistics online. In the past, this information, published in the annual bulletin Agricultural Statistics, was available in print form only.
In recognition of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's 150th Anniversary, the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) launched an online historical timeline at www.nass.usda.gov. The history provides important information about the advancement of agricultural statistics as well as the background of NASS itself. Agricultural statistics in the United States is documented in NASS's timeline as far back as President George Washington. As an early compiler of U.S. agricultural information, Washington corresponded with land holders asking for information on farmland prices, commodity prices and crop yields.