USDA Census of Agriculture forms will start showing up in farmers’ mailboxes in December. The national census is conducted by the National Ag Statistics Service every five years and it’s extremely important that farmers take time to respond. Barbara Ratner is the census and survey director at NASS and she says, “The census is aimed at getting a complete count …
Ag Census Forms Coming Soon
Farmers can expect to receive forms for the 2017 Census of Agriculture in early December. USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service (NASS) says farmers can mail in their completed census form, or respond online. More information is available, at www.agcensus.usda.gov.
NCGA Encourages Farmers to Complete NASS Crop Survey’s
Crop surveys from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will be arriving in farmers’ mailboxes soon. The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is urging all crop farmers to take the few minutes to fill out the survey and send it back to USDA/NASS. Anthony Bush is a corn farmer from Ohio and a member of NCGA’s Corn Board. He says it …
Report Recommends Changes for NASS Data Collection
A new report suggests the Department of Agriculture should develop a new system for gathering information for crop reports and other surveys. USDA contracted with the National Academy of Sciences three years ago to audit how USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service collects data. The report highlighted that NASS could make several changes over time to improve the accuracy of its …
Census of Agriculture Coming Soon
Farmers across the country will soon be receiving forms for the 2017 Census of Agriculture. The Department of Agriculture’s National Ag Statistics Service says farmers and ranchers should start seeing those forms in about seven weeks. Conducted once every five years, the census of agriculture is a complete count of all U.S. farms, ranches, and those who operate them. And …
A Surprisingly Bearish USDA Crop Report
The markets got some surprises from Thursday’s round of USDA crop production reports. Gary Crawford has the details.
USDA’s Corn Yield and Production Forecast Surprised Some People
Corn futures tumbled Thursday afternoon after the release of USDA’s first survey based forecasts. Gary Crawford has the story.
Crop Production for August-Southern Region
U.S. corn production for 2017 is forecast at 14.2 billion bushels, down 7 percent from last year. Based on conditions as of August 1, yields are expected to average 169.5 bushels per acre. Soybean production is forecast at a record high 4.38 billion bushels, up 2 percent from last year. All cotton production is forecast at 20.5 million 480-pound bales, …
No Change to Cotton Acreage Estimate
In the August crop report from USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service, the U.S. cotton acreage estimate is the same as the June report. Bianca Pruneda with NASS in Washington D.C. has the latest numbers.
Estimated 30 Percent Rise in U.S. Peanut Production
USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) released their August crop reports today, and according to a report from Tyron Spearman, peanut acreage in the U.S. will be up over 30% from last year.