Responses Needed to Short Ag Census Survey

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

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is urging farmers to respond to a short survey that will help them with the Ag Census. Stephanie Ho has the details. Adam Cline, with the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), says the USDA definition of a farm includes operations that may be smaller than you think. If you received a copy of the National Agricultural …

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Numbers in Prospective Plantings Reports Subject to Change

Dan Field Crops, USDA-NASS

Every year, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) releases their annual Planting Intentions Report at the end of March. And when the 2021 report came out Wednesday, there were some surprises when it came to certain crops. But as Gary Crawford reports, experts want to pass along a reminder that the Prospective Plantings report is just an indication of what farmers were thinking when they were …


USDA NASS Sees AFBF Report as Opportunity to Cooperate


A report, released last month by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), lays out several recommendations to improve the way the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) collects surveys and reports data. It also gives recommendations to improve accuracy and farmer confidence in the survey results. After that report was released, Lance Honig, Chief of the Crops Branch of USDA NASS, …


USDA to Survey Planting Intentions

Clint Thompson USDA-NASS

The cold, wet conditions being experienced across the Southeast has many wondering when the 2021 crop production season will ever begin. But with that time nearing, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will contact producers to determine their plans for the upcoming growing season. “Each year, the agriculture industry awaits USDA’s Prospective Plantings report, which provides …


Corn and Wheat Prices Up Month Over Month

Dan Corn, Crop Forecasts, USDA-NASS, Wheat

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released their February reports, updating numbers from this past year’s crops. And according to a story from Rod Bain, the new reports indicate another increase in the season-ending average price for both corn and wheat.


Florida Citrus Forecast for February Sees Some Changes

Dan Citrus, Crop Forecasts, Florida, Grapefruit, USDA-NASS

The 2020-2021 Florida all-orange forecast released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is 56 million boxes, up 2 million boxes from the January forecast. This represents a 4 percent increase from the January forecast. If realized, it will be 17 percent less than last season’s final production. ORANGESThe forecast change was for non-Valencia production, which now stands at 22 …

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Florida Crop Progress and Condition Report

Dan Field Crops, Florida, USDA-NASS

According to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the Florida Crop Progress and Condition Report for the first week of February says there were six days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, February 7. Precipitation for the state ranged from trace amounts in many locations to as much as 4.7 inches at Cross City, located in Dixie County. Temperatures in …


Fairly Steady Beef Cattle Numbers in New Inventory Report

Dan Alabama, Beef, Cattle, Florida, Georgia, USDA-NASS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released their annual Cattle Inventory Report, and as of January 1, 2021, the number of all cattle and calves in the U.S. totaled 93.6 million head, down slightly from the 93.8 million head on January 1, 2020. All cows and heifers that have calved, at 40.6 million head, were slightly below the 40.7 million head on …


Alabama January Crop and Weather Update

Clint Thompson Alabama, USDA-NASS

Each week during the row crop growing season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) publishes a weekly crop report, looking at how specific crops are progressing and more. This time of the year, the report looks mostly at weather conditions and the crops that are grown at this time. According to NASS, January temperatures in …