No NASS Reports Friday


Due to the lapse in federal funding, USDA announced this week that work on National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reports have been suspended. As Tyron Spearman reports, this includes crop reports and the cotton ginning’s report that were scheduled to come out Friday, January 11.


Long-Time NASS Employee Retiring


The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will see a long-time employee retire in the coming days. Jim Ewing, director of the NASS southern region office in Athens, Georgia, talked with Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman about his years of serving farmers across the Southeast.

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USDA to Gauge Financial Well-Being of Farmers and Ranchers

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, USDA-NASS

Beginning in late December, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will spend several months gathering information about farm economics and production practices from farmers and ranchers across Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, as the agency conducts the third and final phase of the 2018 Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS). “ARMS is the only survey that …


Farmland Access Remains a Challenge for Young and Beginning Farmers

Dan Census of Agriculture, Economy, Industry

Information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that access to affordable farmland remains a significant obstacle for young and beginning farmers. While there are several programs that are specifically designed to assist young and beginning farmers, structural barriers remain for younger individuals looking to get started in the industry. According to the last USDA Census of Agriculture, farmers between …

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Slight Increase in U.S. Cotton Production

Dan Cotton, Crop Forecasts, USDA-NASS

We told you last month that cotton production here in the Southeast will be much lower this year due to Hurricane Michael. But according to the December report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), U.S. production is now forecast to be a bit higher than what the November report indicated. Chris Singh, with NASS in Washington, …