cattle feed

U.S. Cattle on Feed Up 5 Percent

Dan Cattle

USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service released their October Cattle on Feed Report, and the numbers show cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the U.S. totaled 10.8 million head on October 1, 2017, 5 percent above October 1, 2016. The inventory included 6.93 million steers and steer calves, up 2 percent from the previous year, and 64 …

surveys

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 …

ag census

Census of Agriculture to Start Soon

Dan Industry News Release

Farmers will soon receive forms for the 2017 Census of Agriculture. The Department of Agriculture’s National Ag Statistics Service says farmers and ranchers across the nation will begin receiving the forms in eight weeks. Producers can mail in their completed census form, or respond online. Conducted once every five years, the census of agriculture is a complete count of all …