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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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Value of the 2019 Peanut Crop

Dan Economy, Peanuts

Numbers released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), show the average price for the 2019 peanut crop was $0.201 per pound, or $402 ton, which is down from 2018. Tyron Spearman looks at what states received the highest and lowest average prices.

cotton production

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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USDA Begins 2019 Organic Survey

Dan Industry News Release, Organic, USDA-NRCS

(NAFB) — The Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA/NASS) will mail letters with survey codes this December to more than 22,000 organic producers. Specifically, the surveys target producers involved in certified or transitioning to certified organic farming for the 2019 Organic Survey. Each producer who self-reported organic farming in the 2017 Census of Agriculture will receive a unique …

cotton production

Slight Decrease in U.S. Cotton Production Forecast

Dan Cotton, Crop Forecasts, USDA-NASS

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released their October crop reports today, and Chris Singh with NASS in Washington D.C. says the U.S. cotton production estimate is down slightly from last month’s report. All cotton production is forecast at 21.7 million 480-pound bales, down 1 percent from the previous forecast but up 18 percent from 2018. Based on conditions as of …

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USDA to Survey Farm Chemical Use and Production Costs

Dan Industry News Release, USDA-NASS

ATHENS, GA (USDA/NASS) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will gather information about farm economics and production practices from cotton producers across Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina as part of the 2019 Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS). “ARMS is a vital survey that tracks how farms use technology to manage production of their major field …