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Report Recommends Changes for NASS Data Collection

Dan Crop Forecasts, Industry News Release, USDA-NASS

A new report suggests the Department of Agriculture should develop a new system for gathering information for crop reports and other surveys. USDA contracted with the National Academy of Sciences three years ago to audit how USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service collects data. The report highlighted that NASS could make several changes over time to improve the accuracy of its …

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Census of Agriculture Coming Soon

Dan Alabama, Census of Agriculture, Florida, Georgia

Farmers across the country will soon be receiving forms for the 2017 Census of Agriculture. The Department of Agriculture’s National Ag Statistics Service says farmers and ranchers should start seeing those forms in about seven weeks. Conducted once every five years, the census of agriculture is a complete count of all U.S. farms, ranches, and those who operate them. And …