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Agricultural Prices Program Modified

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service is modifying the agricultural prices program. Only full month prices will be published starting January 2015. Preliminary prices will be discontinued after December 2014. Adjusted base prices will be published in the February report … Continue reading

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USDA Issues Series of Dates for Several Census of Agriculture Reports

The Agriculture Statistics Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced new dates for several Census of Agriculture Reports. The reports and their new release dates are: Farm and Ranch Irrigation Survey, Nov. 13 Watersheds, November 2014 Race, Ethnicity … Continue reading

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Nominations Sought for Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics

USDA is seeking nominations to the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics. The 20-member committee appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture advises the Secretary on the scope, timing and content of periodic agricultural censuses, surveys of agriculture and other related industries. … Continue reading

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Corn Production and Yield to be Highest on Record

A USDA Crop Production report released this week forecasts corn production at 14.4 billion bushels, up 3 percent from the August forecast. September yields are expected to average 171.7 bushels per acre, up 4.3 bushes from August. If realized, this … Continue reading

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Agriculture Data Released for American Indian Reservations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released the 2012 Census of Agriculture American Indian Reservations report that collects reservation-level data and covers 76 American Indian reservations in 16 states. The report contains a variety of statistics including the number and size … Continue reading

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U.S. Farm Production Expenditures Top $367 Billion in 2013; Farm Real Estate Values Increase

U.S. farmers spent $367.3 billion on agricultural production in 2013, a 2 percent increase from 2012, according to the Farm Production Expenditures report, released this month by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Per farm, the average … Continue reading

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USDA Seeks Input for 2017 Census of Agriculture

Suggestions on what to change and how to improve the 2017 Census of Agriculture is being requested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “This is the perfect time to ask for suggestions since the 2012 data are fresh on our … Continue reading

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2012 Census Shows Increase in Young, Beginning Farmers

More young people are getting into farming as a full-time job. The 2012 Census of Agriculture data shows an 11.3 percent increase in young and beginning principal operators who reported their primary occupation as farming. The USDA National Agricultural Statistics … Continue reading

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USDA Reinstates Agricultural Estimates Programs

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has reinstated several agricultural estimate programs previously suspended due to sequestration. The programs—which include All Catfish and Trout Reports, July Cattle Report, Potato Stocks Reports, Non-Citrus Fruit, Nut and Vegetable Forecasts and Estimates & Monthly … Continue reading

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USDA Conducting Irrigation Survey as Part of Census of Agriculture

USDA is conducting a survey to gain a better understanding of irrigation practices. The 2013 Farm and Ranch Irrigation Survey is conducted every five years and is a supplement to the USDA Census of Agriculture and that producers were asked … Continue reading

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