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Farmers and Ranchers: Time Running Out to Complete the 2017 Census of Agriculture

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

NASS conducting phone and in-person follow-up The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is reminding farmers and ranchers that the window is closing on the opportunity to participate in the 2017 Census of Agriculture. To date, NASS has received more than 1.5 million completed questionnaires. But the national return rate is currently lower than at this …

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Responses Needed for Census of Agriculture

Dan Census of Agriculture

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) wants to remind farmers and ranchers to return your 2017 Census of Agriculture forms. Producers can respond online at www.agcounts.usda.gov or by mailing your questionnaire back in. And for those who have yet to get it done, NASS Southern Region Director Jim Ewing says they would really like for folks to get it sent …

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USDA Wants Input on Statistics Gathering Programs

Dan Industry News Release, USDA-NASS

The Department of Agriculture is seeking feedback on the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Through the 2018 USDA Data Users’ meeting, USDA will seek comments and input on recent and pending changes in various data and information programs. NASS and partner agencies organize the annual meeting for USDA stakeholders. Other participating USDA agencies include the Agricultural Marketing Service, Economic Research Service, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 www.agcounts.usda.gov 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 …

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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 …