corn production

USDA Forecasts U. S. Corn Production Up, Soybean, Cotton Production Down from 2022

Dan Agri-Business, Commodities, Corn, Cotton, Economy, Field Crops, Soybeans, USDA-NASS

(USDA-NASS/WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2023) — Corn production is up, while soybean and cotton production is down from 2022, according to the Crop Production report issued today by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Corn production is up 10% from last year, forecast at 15.1 billion bushels; soybean growers are expected to decrease their production 3% from 2022, forecast at 4.15 …

cotton crop report

USDA September Cotton Crop Report

Dan Cotton, USDA-NASS

The latest cotton crop report is out. USDA’s Becky Sommer has the details. Acreage updates for cotton were made in several states based on a thorough review of all available data. All cotton planted area totaled 10.2 million acres, down 8 percent from the previous forecast and down 26 percent from 2022. All cotton area harvested is forecast at 8.02 million acres, down 7 percent from the …


Tech Use on Farms

Dan Technology, This Land of Ours, USDA-NASS

The facts on internet use on farms may surprise you. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The USDA’s 2023 Technology Use on Farms report found the areas that have the highest internet use aren’t anywhere near the Silicon Valley. Tony Dorn of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) explains some of the findings. “As far as the states, …


Most Cow-Calf Operations Remain Small

Dan Beef, Cattle, Marketing, USDA-NASS

According to data from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), most cow-calf operations in the U.S. remain relatively small and have fewer than 50 cows. NASS says at the other end of the spectrum, only a few very large operations with more than 1,000 cows can be found. The data indicates that between 1997 and 2017, most cow-calf operations remained small. In …

corn production

USDA Cotton Crop Report

Dan Cotton, Crop Forecasts, USDA-NASS

USDA released the latest crop reports today. Becky Sommer, Cotton and Sorghum Statistician with USDA-National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has the details. All cotton production (.pdf) is forecast at 14.0 million 480?pound bales, down 3 percent from 2022. Based on conditions as of August 1, yields are expected to average 779 pounds per harvested acre, down 171 pounds from the previous year. All cotton area …


NASS Releases 2023 Land Values Summary

Dan Agri-Business, Economy, Pasture, USDA-NASS

The U.S. farm real estate value, a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms, averaged $4,080 per acre for 2023. That’s up $280 per acre, or 7.4 percent, from 2022. The U.S. cropland value averaged $5,460 per acre, an increase of $410 per acre, or 8.1 percent, from the previous year. The U.S. pasture value averaged …


Around the State with Commissioner Pate

Dan Alabama, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI), Around the State with Commissioner Pate, Census of Agriculture, USDA-NASS

It’s time for our weekly “Around the State with Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture Rick Pate”. Commissioner, today we celebrate National Memorial Day, so can you tell us what the day means to you? That’s our weekly Around the State with Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) Commissioner, Rick Pate.

Census of Agriculture

Last Chance to Complete the 2022 Census of Agriculture

Dan Census of Agriculture, Census of Agriculture, USDA-NASS

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will end data collection for the 2022 Census of Agriculture on May 31. Producers who have not yet returned their completed questionnaires have just one week left to respond. Federal law requires everyone who received the ag census to complete and return it. Recipients can respond online at or by mail. NASS Administrator Hubert Hamer …