USDA Report Indicates Increased Corn Demand

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Wheat

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) has increased corn demand in it’s latest forecast for the 2017-18 crop year. The monthly World Agriculture Supply and Demand report increased exports of corn by 175 million bushels to 2.2 billion bushels based on price competitiveness, and increased expected corn ethanol use by 50 million bushels to 5.5 billion bushels. The average price for …


Still Time to be Counted in the 2017 Census of Agriculture

Dan Census of Agriculture, Industry News Release

NASS to follow-up with producers who have not yet responded Farmers and ranchers still have time to be counted in the 2017 Census of Agriculture, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Although the first deadline has just passed, NASS will continue to accept Census information through the spring to get a complete and …


USDA to Survey Farmers’ Planting Intentions for 2018

Dan Field Crops, Nursery Crops, Organic, Specialty Crops, USDA-NASS

As the 2018 crop production season begins, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will contact producers nationwide to determine their plans for the upcoming growing season. “Each year, the agriculture industry eagerly awaits USDA’s Prospective Plantings report, which provides the first survey-based estimates of U.S. farmers’ planting intentions for the year,” said NASS’ Southern Regional …


Census of Agriculture Response Deadline is Monday

Dan Census of Agriculture, USDA-NASS

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) wants to remind farmers and ranchers the deadline to return your 2017 Census of Agriculture is next Monday, February 5. Producers can respond online at or by mailing questionnaires back in. The Census of Agriculture is the only NASS questionnaire mailed to every producer across the country and is conducted just once every …


USDA Sending Extra Financial Help to Farmers in Seven States

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will start sending additional money to row crop farmers in 14 counties throughout seven states who are enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage program. The move comes after the USDA reevaluated the program using a different method of determining county yields. Politico says the re-evaluation was directed by a provision in the fiscal 2017 government …


Census of Agriculture: Who Should Respond

Dan Census of Agriculture, USDA-NASS

Conducted just once every five years, the Census of Agriculture is the largest data collection by the Department of Agriculture. Producers who either did or normally would produce and sell more than $1,000 of agricultural goods need to fill out their survey. USDA NASS Pacific Region regional director Chris Messer explains. Survey Federal law also requires the information collected in …

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Agriculture Census Completion Important – Doesn’t Take Long to do

Dan Census of Agriculture, USDA-NASS

Tis the season for all farm producers, no matter of location, crop or size, to complete their Agriculture Census reports. After all, it’s only a once each five years requirement, but the information it gleans is so very important. Click and hear these reports from a series of radio headlines we are airing these days on Southeast AgNet. Ag Census …


Census of Ag Data is Vital to the Future of American Agriculture

Dan Census of Agriculture, Industry News Release, USDA-NASS

The 2017 Census of Agriculture has been sent to farmers all across the country. Greg Thessen of the National Ag Statistics Service office in Des Moines, Iowa, says the Census is very important to each and every producer. Important The time it will take to fill out the census will depend a lot on whether or not producers have both …


United States Hogs and Pigs Inventory Up 2 Percent

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

As of December 1, there were 73.2 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 2 percent from December 2016, but down slightly from September 1, 2017, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Other key findings in the report were: Of the 73.2 million hogs …