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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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NASS Research, Survey, and Technology Advancements in 2017 Serve U.S. Agriculture

Dan Industry News Release, USDA-NASS

Census of Agriculture is Updated for New Agricultural Trends and Ease of Responding The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has advanced a number of programs in 2017 to serve U.S. agriculture with customer- and data-driven improvements. Among these enhancements are changes to the every-five-year census of agriculture, which officially launched at the end of November …

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Complete the 2017 Census of Agriculture Online

Dan Census of Agriculture, Industry News Release

The 2017 Census of Agriculture has started to reach producers across the nation. The Census of Agriculture is a complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Taken only once every five years, the census looks at land use and ownership, operator characteristics, production practices, income and expenditures. Dave Knopf, NASS director for the Eastern …

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Livestock Producers Taking Part in NASS Surveys

Dan Cattle, USDA-NASS

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is busy each and every month with various surveys. Some are local and regional, while some are for producers across the nation. When it comes to livestock, there are two surveys they work with in December. National Operations Division Director for NASS, Joe Prusacki, tells us what those are. Livestock Producers Taking Part in …

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Farmers Receiving Census of Agriculture

Dan Census of Agriculture, USDA-NASS

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has begun mailing the 2017 Census of Agriculture to farmers across the nation, as once every five years, this survey aims to get a complete and accurate picture of American agriculture. Barbara Rater, census and survey director at NASS, said the census is aimed at getting a complete count of all farms, ranches and …

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2017 Census of Agriculture Gets Underway

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

The Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has started mailing the 2017 Census of Agriculture to the nation’s producers. USDA NASS state statistician Erik Gerlach says a lot of valuable information is collected from the answers given on the census. Data Gerlach says the way survey information is compiled, individual producers are never identified. Survey Conducted once every five …