Alabama Prospective Planting Numbers Released

Dan Alabama, Field Crops, Industry News Release, USDA-NASS

A year of tumultuous weather and natural disasters, 2018 brought challenges where expectations were high for good yields and market pricing. In Alabama alone, producers experienced hurricanes, tornadoes and flooding on top of the usual changes in weather farmers expect. Alabama Cooperative Extension System economist, Max Runge, said while uncertainty is normal in the agricultural sector, there is more uncertainty for 2019 …


U.S. Cattle Inventory Up Slightly

Dan Cattle, USDA-NASS

Due to the recent partial government shutdown, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) was not able to release the annual Cattle Inventory Report at the end of January. But now one month later, NASS has released the figures which shows the number of all cattle and calves in the United States, as of January 1, 2019, totaled 94.8 million head, up slightly …


2018 U.S. Cotton Production Down from Previous Year

Dan Cotton, USDA-NASS

Due to the partial shutdown of the federal government, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) was not able to release the normal crop production reports in January. NASS has put those numbers together now and issued them in a February report. According to Chris Singh with NASS in Washington, D.C., cotton production in 2018 was down …


No NASS Reports Friday


Due to the lapse in federal funding, USDA announced this week that work on National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reports have been suspended. As Tyron Spearman reports, this includes crop reports and the cotton ginning’s report that were scheduled to come out Friday, January 11.


Long-Time NASS Employee Retiring


The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will see a long-time employee retire in the coming days. Jim Ewing, director of the NASS southern region office in Athens, Georgia, talked with Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman about his years of serving farmers across the Southeast.