Chief Economist Comments on Cotton Planting Intentions

Clint Thompson Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Florida, Georgia, Peanuts, USDA-NASS

When USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its 2020 Planting Intentions Report Tuesday, it noted growers intend to plant 13.7 million acres of cotton this year, which is down less than 1% from last year. USDA Chief Economist, Rob Johansson, talked about what the new report says about possible cotton acreage for 2020. Key findings for crops here in …

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USDA Prospective Plantings Report Coming Tuesday

Dan Field Crops, USDA-NASS

March will wrap up with the release of USDA’s highly anticipated report on what farmers are intending to plant this spring. The Prospective Plantings Report will be released Tuesday, March 31st at noon EDT. Chief of the Crops Branch of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Lance Honig, says this report is highly anticipated. Honig notes actual plantings this year could …

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NASS Remains Operational and Reports on Schedule Amid COVID-19

Dan Industry News Release, USDA-NASS

Asks farmers and ranchers to complete surveys online (USDA/NASS) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) statistical reports remain on schedule amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including the March 26 Hogs and Pigs and March 31 Prospective Plantings reports. NASS also continues to collect data for all upcoming reports, asking farmers and ranchers to complete their …

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Ag Land Conservation Easement Signup Announced in Florida

Clint Thompson USDA-NASS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida has announced applications to fund agricultural easements in the state are now being accepted. NRCS provides financial and technical assistance to conserve working lands and wetlands through two programs: Agricultural Land Easements and Wetland Reserve Easements. Although applications are accepted on a continuous basis, funding selections are typically made once a year. …

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Slight Decrease in U.S. Cotton Production Forecast

Dan Cotton, USDA-NASS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its January crop reports today, and Chris Singh with NASS in Washington, D.C., says the U.S. cotton production estimate is down 1 percent from the previous forecast. All cotton production is forecast at 20.1 million 480-pound bales, down 1 percent from the previous forecast but up 9 percent from 2018. Yields are …

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NASS to Gather Year-End Crop Production Numbers

Dan Field Crops, USDA-NASS

With the 2019 growing season about to come to an end, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) wants producers to know it will soon start gathering final year-end crop production numbers and the amount of grain and oilseeds stored on farm. Plus, NASS will also survey grain facility operators to determine year-end grain and oilseed …

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USDA to Conduct the 2019 Census of Horticultural Specialties

Dan Industry News Release, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, USDA-NASS

(NAFB) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct the 2019 Census of Horticultural Specialties this winter. USDA says the report will provide a comprehensive picture of the U.S. horticulture industry. Survey codes will be mailed this month to more than 40,000 horticulture producers to respond online. Collected just once every five years, the …

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Another Decrease in U.S. Cotton Production Forecast

Dan Cotton, USDA-NASS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its November crop reports. Chris Singh with NASS says the U.S. cotton production estimate is down 4 percent from last month’s report. All cotton production is forecast at 20.8 million 480-pound bales, down 4 percent from the previous forecast but up 13 percent from 2018. Based on conditions as of Nov. …