USDA to Survey Farmers’ Planting Intentions for 2018

Dan Field Crops, Nursery Crops, Organic, Specialty Crops, USDA-NASS

As the 2018 crop production season begins, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will contact producers nationwide to determine their plans for the upcoming growing season. “Each year, the agriculture industry eagerly awaits USDA’s Prospective Plantings report, which provides the first survey-based estimates of U.S. farmers’ planting intentions for the year,” said NASS’ Southern Regional …


Census of Agriculture Response Deadline is Monday

Dan Census of Agriculture, USDA-NASS

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) wants to remind farmers and ranchers the deadline to return your 2017 Census of Agriculture is next Monday, February 5. Producers can respond online at or by mailing questionnaires back in. The Census of Agriculture is the only NASS questionnaire mailed to every producer across the country and is conducted just once every …


Corn Yield and Soybean Production Up in 2017

Dan Corn, Cotton, Crop Forecasts, Soybeans, USDA-NASS, Wheat

Winter Wheat Seedings and Grain Stocks also reported Across the Midwest, a lack of extreme heat helped boost the nation’s corn yield to its highest level on record – slightly above 2016. The nation’s soybean yield was down 6 percent from 2016, but production reached a record level due to record high acreage, according to the Crop Production 2017 Summary …


Census of Agriculture: Who Should Respond

Dan Census of Agriculture, USDA-NASS

Conducted just once every five years, the Census of Agriculture is the largest data collection by the Department of Agriculture. Producers who either did or normally would produce and sell more than $1,000 of agricultural goods need to fill out their survey. USDA NASS Pacific Region regional director Chris Messer explains. Survey Federal law also requires the information collected in …

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New Questions in 2017 Census of Agriculture

Dan Census of Agriculture, Industry News Release, USDA-NASS

As farmers and ranchers are filling out the 2017 Census of Agriculture, they will notice some new questions compared to the last questionnaire five years ago. The Census of Agriculture is a complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Erik Gerlach, State Statistician for South Dakota, explains what’s new in the 2017 Census of …

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Agriculture Census Completion Important – Doesn’t Take Long to do

Dan Census of Agriculture, USDA-NASS

Tis the season for all farm producers, no matter of location, crop or size, to complete their Agriculture Census reports. After all, it’s only a once each five years requirement, but the information it gleans is so very important. Click and hear these reports from a series of radio headlines we are airing these days on Southeast AgNet. Ag Census …


Agricultural Census Facts

Dan Census of Agriculture

Tis the season for agricultural producers to complete the U. S. Agricultural Census, a requirement that provides critical data for many industries for the next five years, until the next one rolls around. The importance of Ag Census data is huge for all kinds of industries, and in this brief radio report, USDA officials review some interesting facts about the …


Census of Ag Data is Vital to the Future of American Agriculture

Dan Census of Agriculture, Industry News Release, USDA-NASS

The 2017 Census of Agriculture has been sent to farmers all across the country. Greg Thessen of the National Ag Statistics Service office in Des Moines, Iowa, says the Census is very important to each and every producer. Important The time it will take to fill out the census will depend a lot on whether or not producers have both …


NASS Research, Survey, and Technology Advancements in 2017 Serve U.S. Agriculture

Dan Industry News Release, USDA-NASS

Census of Agriculture is Updated for New Agricultural Trends and Ease of Responding The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has advanced a number of programs in 2017 to serve U.S. agriculture with customer- and data-driven improvements. Among these enhancements are changes to the every-five-year census of agriculture, which officially launched at the end of November …