cotton production

U.S. Cotton Production Up From Last Year

Dan Cotton, USDA-NASS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its August crop reports Monday. Chris Singh with NASS in Washington, D.C., says the U.S. cotton production estimate is up 23 percent from last year’s crop. All cotton production is forecast at 22.5 million 480-pound bales, up 23 percent from 2018. All cotton planted area totaled 13.9 million acres, …


USDA Asking for Farmers’ Best Estimate of Planted Acreage

Dan Field Crops, USDA-NASS

Because of planting delays this spring, USDA is stretching out its data collection period for the upcoming acreage report a little longer than normal. Lance Honig, with USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), says some farmers may be unsure of what they will get planted this year. But in collecting data for the upcoming Acreage Report, USDA has been asking for farmers’ …


USDA Seeking Feedback from Southeast Growers

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Field Crops, Livestock, Specialty Crops, USDA-NASS

Over the next few weeks, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will be seeking feedback from growers about 2019 crops, stocks, livestock inventories and values. NASS will be conducting two major mid-year surveys, the June Agricultural Survey and the June Area Survey. They will be contacting nearly 5700 producers across Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina in order to compile all of this information. …


New Census of Agriculture Released Amid Disaster Relief Call to Action

Dan Census of Agriculture, Georgia, Industry News Release

According to the USDA’s 2017 Census of Agriculture, between 2012-2017 Georgia’s agricultural industry observed continuous growth in production value of fruit and tree nuts; while other commodities including row crops, stabilized or suffered slight downturns. The new information from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) comes amid calls for action by Georgia’s Commissioner of Agriculture Gary W. Black for the …


2017 Census of Agriculture Data Now Available

Dan Census of Agriculture, Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the results of the 2017 Census of Agriculture, spanning some 6.4 million new points of information about America’s farms and ranches and those who operate them, including new data about on-farm decision making, down to the county level. Information collected by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) directly from farmers and ranchers tells …


USDA to Release Census of Agriculture

Dan Census of Agriculture, Industry News Release

The Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will release the 2017 Census of Agriculture results on Thursday, April 11, at noon ET. The full Census report will include millions of data points, including number of farms, land in farms, total value of production, demographics, and more at the national, state, and county levels. The report, along with …