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USDA to Hold Expert Panel Meeting on Publication of Farm Operator Demographics

Public Comments Welcomed The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announces a public meeting of an expert panel to consider questions surrounding publication of farm operator demographic data obtained through the 2017 Census of Agriculture. The panel meeting will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16 and Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at …

Census Of Agriculture Countdown Begins For America’s Farmers And Ranchers

America’s farmers and ranchers will soon have the opportunity to strongly represent agriculture in their communities and industry by taking part in the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Conducted every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the census, to be mailed at the end of this year, is a complete count of all …

NASS Honors Two Former Employees in 2016 Hall of Fame Induction

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) inducted to its Hall of Fame two retired agency leaders whose impact continues to resonate today. The NASS Hall of Fame honors individuals whose work at the agency has had a lasting impact on agricultural statistics and the service NASS provides.

NASS Surveying Cattle Operations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is busy surveying some 40,000 cattle operations across the nation to provide an up-to-date measure of U.S. cattle inventories. The Cattle Survey is conducted twice a year to collect information on inventory of beef and dairy cattle, calf crop, and cattle on feed operations.