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USDA Reschedules Reports Delayed by Lapse of Federal Funding

Tue, 23 Jan 2017 16:00:00 GMT

The National Agricultural Statistics Service's Agricultural Statistics Board has rescheduled reports that were affected by the lapse in federal funding. The January 22 Chicken and Eggs (3:00 p.m. ET) and Cotton Ginnings (Noon ET) reports will be released today, January 23, at the regularly scheduled times. The January 23 Cold Storage (3:00 p.m. ET) and Milk Production (3:00 p.m. ET) reports are rescheduled for release tomorrow, January 24, at the regularly scheduled time. All other reports will remain unchanged on the ASB calendar. The reports will be available at www.nass.usda.gov/Publications.



USDA Reschedules December 27 Broiler Hatchery Report to December 28

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:00:00 GMT

The National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Agricultural Statistics Board has rescheduled the Dec. 27, 2017 release of the Broiler Hatchery report. The new release date is Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. ET. The release includes the broiler-type eggs set and chicks placed for 19 selected states and United States. The report will be available at www.nass.usda.gov/Publications.



USDA Delays the Puerto Rico Census of Agriculture

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:00:00 GMT

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is delaying the Puerto Rico Census of Agriculture until December 2018 due to conditions caused by Hurricane Maria. NASS had planned to collect data in Puerto Rico along with the rest of the United States beginning in December 2017. A delay of the Puerto Rico Census of Agriculture is necessary to allow for continued focus on hurricane recovery and to assure Puerto Rico’s agriculture can be accurately represented with quality data.



USDA Reschedules North American Potatoes Report to December 5

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:00:00 GMT

The Agricultural Statistics Board has rescheduled the November 22 release of the North American Potatoes report. The new release date is Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. EST. This publication is the result of a joint effort by NASS and Statistics Canada to provide producers with additional information about potato production in North America. The release includes area planted and harvested, yield, production, utilized production, market year average price, and value of sales for both countries, combining U.S. fall potatoes only and Canada all potatoes.



Hurricane Irma Impact on Florida Orange Production

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 20:45:00 GMT

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) included forecasts of United States and Florida 2017-2018 orange production in the Crop Production report released Oct. 12, 2017. The report does not directly forecast the impact of Hurricane Irma on the 2017-2018 production. Although it is difficult to know the exact impact on the potential crop production, the approximate impact can be implied because of the timing of the storm. The tree inventory survey work was complete and fruit per tree survey work was near planned completion. No additional fruit per tree work was completed after the storm made landfall. The initial measurements of fruit size and the amount of fruit dropped conducted on selected tree limbs occurred soon after the storm.



USDA-NASS to Change the Universal Resource Locator (URL) for "Today's Reports" Access

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 18:00:00 GMT

USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will change the Universal Resource Locator (URL) directing Internet browsers to Today's Reports on Oct. 17, 2017. Those who use NASS data by running scripts or other automated processes to access reports from the Today's Reports section of the website will need to update the URL in their programs on Oct. 17, 2017 for continued functionality. The URL will change to



NASS to Collect Additional Harvested Acreage Information

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 18:00:00 GMT

Many crops have been significantly impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the subsequent flooding. USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will collect harvested acreage information for a number of crops in affected states in preparation for the October Crop Production report. These additional data will help to better assess the full impact. If the newly collected data justifies any changes, NASS will publish updated harvested acreage estimates in the October 12 report.



USDA Reschedules Vegetables Annual Summary Report

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:00:00 GMT

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is rescheduling the 2016 Vegetables Annual Summary report to 3:00 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. It was originally scheduled for release on 3:00 p.m. EST Monday, Feb. 13, 2017.



NASS to Release Reports at Noon on Thursday, Jan. 19, Instead of 3:00 p.m.

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:00:00 GMT

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will release reports Thursday, Jan. 19 at 12:00 p.m. ET, rather than at 3:00 p.m. ET. NASS is changing the release time as the USDA headquarters facilities will be preparing to support critical inaugural requirements for law enforcement and military operations. The reports to be released on Thursday are Livestock Slaughter and Peanut Prices.



Reminder: NASS to Release Reports at 12 Noon on Friday, Dec. 23

Wed, 20 Dec 2016 17:00:00 GMT

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is issuing this reminder that it will release reports Friday, Dec. 23 at 12:00 noon ET, rather than at 3:00 p.m. ET. The noon release time is normal practice on the last working day before a holiday and is published in advance on the official calendar. The reports to be released on Friday are Cattle on Feed, Chicken and Eggs, Cold Storage, Cotton Ginnings, Hogs and Pigs, and Peanut Prices.



USDA’s NASS to Release Results of the 2014 and 2015 Organic Certifier Survey

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 21:30:00 GMT

The National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Agricultural Statistics Board will release the results of the 2014 and 2015 Organic Certifier Survey at Noon Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. NASS collected data on acreage and livestock data for years 2014 and 2015 from USDA-accredited organic certifying agents in the United States. Information to be published includes the number of certified organic operations along with the number of acres certified for various crops, and the reported livestock and poultry certified as organic.



USDA Reschedules North American Potatoes Report to November 30

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 18:00:00 GMT

The Agricultural Statistics Board has rescheduled the November 22 release of the North American Potatoes report. The new release date is Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. EST. This publication is the result of a joint effort by NASS and Statistics Canada to provide producers with additional information about potato production in North America. The release includes area planted and harvested, yield, production, utilized production, market year average price, and value of sales for both countries, combining U.S. fall potatoes only and Canada all potatoes.



New USDA Cost of Pollination Report Scheduled for December 22

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:00:00 GMT

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) intends to release a new report detailing the cost of honey bee pollination in 2015 and 2016. The Cost of Pollination report, scheduled for release at 3:00 p.m. ET on December 22, will include statistics on the number of acres paid to be pollinated, the average price per acre, and prices per honey bee colony for selected crops. The new data series is part of the White House’s Pollinator Research Action Plan, which calls for economic research into pollinator health issues.



NASS Names Parsons Acting Chair of the Agricultural Statistics Board

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 20:45:00 GMT

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announces that Joseph L. Parsons will serve as Acting Chair of USDA’s Agricultural Statistics Board effective June13, 2016. At the same time, he also becomes Acting Director of the Methodology Division. Parsons currently serves as Director of the Information Technology Division and is the agency’s Chief Information Officer. Prior to that, he was Senior Research Statistician in the Research and Development Division. He has served in a variety of leadership positions throughout the agency.



Flour Milling Products Report Change: Two Regions Now Reported as One

Mon, 02 May 2016 19:30:00 GMT

Beginning with today’s Flour Milling Products Report, NASS will report flour milling data for Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Utah as one region. Previously, data for Idaho and Montana were in one region while Oregon, Washington and Utah made up another



NASS Corrects Data for Some Crops in the 2014 Organic Survey Report

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:00:00 GMT

Errata Notice: USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) discovered a number of record-level errors in the 2014 Organic Survey. The errors impacted survey data originally released on Sept. 17, 2015.



USDA Crop Progress Report Delayed

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 20:15:00 GMT

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is delaying today’s Crop Progress report until tomorrow April 5 at 4 p.m. ET.



Agricultural Statistics Board Chairman Mark Harris Retires Board Executive Director Hubert Hamer is Acting Chair

Fri, 31 Mar 2016 19:00:00 GMT

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announces the retirement of Mark Harris, Chairperson of USDA’s Agricultural Statistics Board and Director of the Methodology Division, after a 36 year career with NASS. Harris’s retirement is effective March 31, 2016. Per departmental regulation, the Executive Director of the Agricultural Statistics Board, Hubert Hamer, will serve as acting chair until a permanent chair is named.



Reminder: NASS to Release Reports at 12 Noon on Friday, March 25

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 17:00:00 GMT

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is issuing this reminder that it will release reports on Friday, March 25 at 12:00 noon ET, rather than at 3:00 p.m. ET. The noon release time is normal practice on a Friday before a holiday weekend and is published in advance on the official calendar.



NASS Suspends July Cattle and the August U.S. and Canadian Cattle Reports

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 19:00:00 GMT

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is suspending the July Cattle report which was slated for release on July 22 and the U.S. and Canadian Cattle report scheduled for August 23.



NASS Websites Temporarily Not Available

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:45:00 GMT

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NASS to Release Coffee Report on January 28

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 15:00:00 GMT

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announces that it will release a special Coffee report on January 28, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. ET.



NASS to Re-Survey Operators in South Carolina

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 21:00:00 GMT

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) may release updated acreage, yield, and production estimates for cotton, peanuts, and soybeans as well as stocks estimates for soybeans in the March 9 Crop Production report. Previous estimates included in the Crop Production 2015 Summary and Grain Stocks released on January 12 were based on a sample of producers growing crops this past year.



NASS Suspends Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts Preliminary 2015 Summary

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 15:00:00 EST

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will not publish the Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts Preliminary 2015 Summary scheduled for January 21. We will publish the Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts 2015 Annual Summary on July 6, 2016. This report contains the final estimates of acreage, yield, production, use, price and value of the 2015 noncitrus fruit and nut crops by state.



NASS to Release First Fats and Oils Report on October 1

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:00:00 EST

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will release its first Fats and Oils: Oilseed Crushings, Production, Consumption and Stocks report Oct. 1, at 3:00 p.m. ET.



NASS Releases 2015 Cash Rents and Land Values Data

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 15:30:00 EST

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) today published data on U.S. agricultural cash rents. Data released includes irrigated cropland, non-irrigated cropland and pastureland cash rents per acre at the state, regional and national levels. All estimates are for the 2015 crop or grazing year.



NASS Reschedules Newest Current Agricultural Industrial Report

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:00:00 EST

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is rescheduling release of its first Fats and Oils: Oilseed Crushings, Production, Consumption and Stocks report. This Current Agricultural Industrial Report (CAIR), originally scheduled for release on Monday, August 3 at 3:00 p.m. ET, will now be released on October 1, at 3:00 p.m. ET. The October 1 report will contain data for the months of May-August to include: monthly crush and production of crude oil for selected States and the U.S.; U.S. production and consumption of selected fats and oils products for edible and inedible uses; and U.S. end of month stocks for selected fats and oils.



NASS to Resurvey Growers for Acres Planted in Several States

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:00:00 EDT

In July, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will collect updated information on 2015 acres planted to cotton, sorghum, and soybeans in four states. NASS previously collected planted acreage information during the first two weeks of June, with the results published in the June 30 Acreage report.



Reminder: NASS to Release Reports at 12 Noon on Friday, May 22

Thu, 21 May 2015 12:00:00 EST

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is issuing this reminder that it will release reports tomorrow, Friday, May 22 at 12:00 noon ET, rather than at 3:00 p.m. ET. The noon release time is normal practice on a Friday before a holiday weekend and is published in advance on the official calendar. The reports to be released on Friday are Cattle on Feed, Chicken and Eggs, Cold Storage, and Peanut Prices. Also as part of normal holiday weekend protocol, NASS will release next week’s Crop Progress report on Tuesday, May 26 at 4:00 p.m. instead of Monday at 4:00 p.m.



Web Site Maintenance to Make NASS Agricultural Statistics Quick Stats Database and Online Survey Response Services Unavailable Beginning April 10

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 14:15:00 EDT

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is conducting scheduled Web site maintenance that will make its online survey response services (www.agcounts.usda.gov), agricultural statistics database known as Quick Stats (quickstats.nass.usda.gov), and related Web site functions unavailable beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST Friday April 10 until no later than 5:30 a.m. EST Monday, April 13.



NASS to Release Corrected Livestock Slaughter Report March 24 at 3:00 p.m.

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:00:00 EDT

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will release a corrected Livestock Slaughter report today, Tuesday, March 24 at 3:00 p.m.



Livestock Slaughter Report Data Errors Found

Wed, 20 Mar 2015 14:30:00 EDT

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has discovered a data processing issue that caused multiple data errors in the March 19, 2015 Livestock Slaughter report.



NASS Modifies Agriculture Prices Program

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 15:30:00 EDT

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is modifying the Agricultural Prices program.



NASS Modifies Publication Schedule for Rice Prices

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:00:00 EDT

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is modifying the publication schedule for rice prices.



NASS Reschedules the December 26 Weekly Peanut Prices Report to December 24

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:00:00 EST

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has rescheduled the Dec. 26 weekly Peanut Prices report for Dec. 24 at Noon. The change is due to the Dec. 26 holiday closure of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This release reports the U.S. average price and marketings by type of peanut (Runner, Spanish, Valencia, and Virginia).



NASS Modifies Agricultural Prices Program

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:30:00 EST

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is changing the Agricultural Prices program.



NASS Announces New Dates for Several Census of Agriculture Reports

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:00:00 EST

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service continues to provide valuable statistics from the 2012 Census of Agriculture. The following list includes the publication names and new planned release dates. For the full list of all published and upcoming Census of Agriculture products, visit www.agcensus.usda.gov/publications/2012



NASS Announces Changes to Cash Rents Program

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:00:00 EST

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will not conduct the agricultural county-level cash rents survey in 2015. NASS will next publish agricultural county-level cash rents data in September 2016.



NASS to Re-Survey Operators with Unharvested Small Grains

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EST

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will re-contact small grain growers in eight states who reported unharvested acreage in the survey NASS conducted earlier this month. Operators will be asked to verify and update, if necessary, the acreage, yield, and production for barley, oats, Durum wheat and other spring wheat.



QuickStats Database Update

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:45:00 EDT

All weekly corn doughing estimates that NASS publishes as part of the Crop Progress and Condition reports are now published under the term “Corn Dough” in both the printed weekly report and the QuickStats online database. Previously both the terms “Corn Dough” and “Corn Doughing” were used in the QuickStats database.



NASS Reschedules the Annual Cherry Production Report for June 25 Release

Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:00:00 EDT

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has rescheduled the annual Cherry Production report for June 25 at 3:00 p.m. It was previously scheduled for release on June 26. This release reports the June production forecast for the annual crop of tart and sweet cherries in the U.S. and major producing states.



NASS Sets Dates for Release of Five-Year Final Estimate Bulletins

Wed, 21 May 2014 13:00:00 EDT

USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will issue a series of 19 historical bulletins in 2014, the first of which will be released Wednesday, May 28, containing final estimates for number of farms and land in farms. NASS issues historical bulletins every five years and final estimates are based on a review of survey data, administrative data, and results from the most recent Census of Agriculture. NASS published the full 2012 Census of Agriculture on May 2, 2014.



USDA April Crop Progress Report Delayed

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 04:36:00 EDT

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is delaying today’s Crop Progress Report until tomorrow April 8 at 4pm.



NASS to Release Cherry Report on March 17

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:15:00 EDT

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announces that it will release a special issue of the Cherry Production report on March 17, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. ET. This report was produced at the request of, and funded by USDA’s Risk Management Agency. The report will contain preliminary estimates of acreage, yield, production, price, and value for both sweet and tart cherries for the 2013 crop season, as well as revisions to the 2012 crop. Final 2013 estimates will be released on July 17, 2014 in the Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts Annual Summary. All NASS reports are available online at www.nass.usda.gov.



NASS and Statistics Canada Reschedule Joint Cattle, Sheep and Hogs Statistics Publications

Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:00:00 EST

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and Statistics Canada have rescheduled two publications expected on February 20, 2014. The U.S. and Canadian Hogs and the U.S. and Canadian Cattle and Sheep reports will now be published on March 5 when the Canadian data are available.



NASS to Reinstate Agricultural Estimates Programs

Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST

Following passage of its budget by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics will reinstate the agricultural estimates programs previously suspended due to sequestration. The reinstatements are for NASS’ Fiscal Year 2014 annual appropriation.



North American Potatoes Report to be Published on February 12

Wed, 12 Feb 2014 8:00:00 EST

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and Statistics Canada have rescheduled the release of the North American Potatoes report for 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday February 12, 2014. The report was originally scheduled to be released on January 28, 2014, but not all data were available at that time.



NASS Releases 2013 Geospatial Data for U.S. Crops

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) updated its online geospatial exploring tool, CropScape, adding Cropland Data Layers from crop year 2013. This tool gives public an easy access to interactive visualization, geospatial queries and dissemination without the need to download specialized software.



NASS and Statistics Canada Delay North American Potatoes Publication

Tue, 28 Jan 2014 9:00:00 EST

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and Statistics Canada have delayed the January 28, 2014 release of the North American Potatoes report. A new release date for this joint publication will be announced once Canadian data become available.



USDA to Release Crop Reports as Scheduled Today

Tue, 10 Dec 2013 8:00:00 EST

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will release the Crop Production and Cotton Ginnings reports as scheduled today at noon ET. The World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report (WASDE) will also be released as scheduled by the USDA’s World Agricultural Outlook Board. The closure due to inclement weather in the Washington, D.C. area will not impact the release of reports.



NASS Announces 2014 Report Release Schedule

Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14:00:00 EST

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) today made available the official schedule for the 2014 Agricultural Statistics Board report releases, including county estimates. The 2014 report release calendar is available at www.nass.usda.gov/Publications. The county estimates data release schedule is posted at www.nass.usda.gov/Data_and_Statistics.



NASS Continues to Suspend Certain Statistical Estimates and Reports due to Sequestration

Tue, 19 Nov 2013 9:30:00 EST

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will not conduct a number of statistical surveys in Fiscal Year 2014 (October 1, 2013-September 30, 2014). Because we are starting the new Fiscal Year with the FY2013 sequestration-level funding under a continuing resolution, we are not able to reinstate the programs that were suspended in March 2013.



NASS to Release Preliminary Results of 2012 Census of Agriculture on February 20, 2014

Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:00:00 EST

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will release preliminary results of the 2012 Census of Agriculture on February 20, 2014. The release, which will provide an initial look at national and state findings, will take place at the Ag Outlook Forum. NASS will release the full Census results at a later date and is working to set a revised schedule that ensures the highest-quality data. The release date was delayed by the work stoppage caused by the lapse in federal funding in October 2013 .



NASS Announces Changes to November Crop Production Report

Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:00:00 EDT

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will publish information in the November 8th Crop Production report that was originally scheduled for release in the October report.



Release of 2012 Census of Agriculture Data Delayed

Wed, 23 Oct 2013 14:00:00 EDT

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will delay publication of the 2012 Census of Agriculture from February 4, 2014 as a result of the work stoppage caused by the recent lapse in federal funding. A new release date has not been set. NASS is working to set a new schedule that ensures the highest quality data.



NASS Updates Schedule for October Reports

Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16.:00:00 EDT

A number of agricultural estimates reports issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) were impacted by the lapse in federal funding. As a result, NASS made a number of changes to its report schedule.



2013 Almond Production Down 2 Percent from the 2012 Final Production

Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT

The National Agricultural Statistics Service forecasts the 2013 California almond production to be 1.85 billion meat pounds, down 2 percent from the 2012 final production. The July 1, 2013 forecast is based on the Almond Objective Measurement Survey conducted in May and June. Because California produces virtually all of the almonds grown in the United States, this forecasted total represents the expected United States production in 2013. NASS conducted the 2013 Almond Objective Measurement Survey with funding from the Almond Board of California.



2013 Walnut Production Down Slightly from the 2012 Final Production

Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT

The National Agricultural Statistics Service forecasts the 2013 California walnut production to be 495,000 tons, down slightly from the 2012 final production. The September 5, 2013 forecast is based on the August Walnut Objective Measurement Survey. Because California produces virtually all of the walnuts grown in the United States, this forecasted total represents the expected United States production in 2013. NASS conducted the 2013 Walnut Objective Measurement Survey with funding from the California Walnut Board.



2013 Raisin type Grape Production Forecast is up 25.5 Percent from 2012 Final Production

Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:00:00 EDT

The National Agricultural Statistics Service forecasts the 2013 California raisin type variety grape production to be 2.40 million tons, up 25.5 percent from the 2012 final production. The August 12, 2013 forecast is based on the July Raisin Objective Measurement Survey. Because California produces virtually all of the raisin type grapes grown in the United States, this forecasted total represents the expected United States production in 2013. NASS conducted the 2013 Raisin Objective Measurement Survey with funding from the Raisin Administrative Committee.



NASS to Resume Milk Production Surveys in October

Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:00:00 EDT

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will resume milk production quarterly producer surveys in the new federal fiscal year, which begins October 1, 2013. NASS suspended the surveys in April of this year to meet the budget reductions required by sequestration. The agency uses information gathered in the quarterly surveys along with various sources of administrative data to establish the monthly milk production estimates. With the quarterly surveys, the dairy cow and milk per cow statistics will once again be available. These are critical data points for interested parties to forecast future milk supply. The program will resume with a late September mailing of the survey form to producers and the release of resulting data on October 21.



NASS and Statistics Canada Suspend Joint August Cattle Statistics Publication

Thur, 18 Jul 2013 15:00:00 EDT

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will not publish the United States and Canadian Cattle report scheduled for 3:00 p.m. August 22, 2013. Due to reduced funding caused by sequestration, NASS did not collect nor publish the July Cattle inventory data. Those estimates are therefore not available for inclusion in the joint 2013 United States and Canadian Cattle report, which is normally produced annually in cooperation with Statistics Canada. The next joint release of cattle estimates for the United States and Canada is scheduled for February 2014 (The February report also includes sheep.).



NASS to Release Farm Safety Survey Results on May 30

Tue, 21 May 2013 11:00:00 EDT

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announces that it will release two farm safety reports on May 30, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. ET. The two reports are: Agricultural Safety: 2009 Injuries to Adults on Farms and 2011 Farm and Ranch Safety Survey. NASS conducted the surveys on behalf of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). NIOSH wanted to better understand the magnitude and scope of hazardous exposures on agricultural operations and agriculture-related injuries to adults working on farms. All NASS reports are available online at www.nass.usda.gov.



NASS Cancels Puerto Rico Various Agricultural Statistics 2012 Summary

Mon, 22 Apr 2013 15:00:00 EDT

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will not publish the Puerto Rico Various Agricultural Statistics 2012 Summary, scheduled for April 29 at 3:00 p.m. EDT, due to changes in the availability of the data from the Puerto Rico Department of Agriculture. In the past, NASS released this annual publication to provide data on various livestock and crop commodities. The report also provided slaughter data and number of farms, land in farms, and number of farms by economic size class in Puerto Rico.



NASS to Provide Partial Milk Production Estimates for the Remainder of Fiscal Year 2013

Wed, 05 Apr 2013 15:00:00 EDT

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will provide an estimate of U.S. milk production each month through September, 2013, which is the end of Federal Fiscal Year 2013. The agency will use only various sources of administrative data to establish the monthly milk production estimates rather than incorporating information from the two remaining quarterly producer surveys, as is presently done. Milk production is one element of the monthly Milk Production report that NASS suspended last month to meet sequestration requirements. Because NASS is not conducting milk producer surveys, the dairy cow and milk per cow statistics that were provided in previous reports will not be available. In order to provide the additional estimates and true up estimates based on administrative data, a scientifically based statistical survey will be necessary in the longer term.



NASS Suspends Certain Statistical Estimates and Reports Due to Sequestration

Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:30:00 EDT

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is suspending a number of statistical surveys and reports for the remainder of the fiscal year due to reduced funding caused by sequestration. Before deciding upon the program suspensions, NASS reviewed its survey programs against mission- and user-based criteria as well as the amount of time remaining in the fiscal year to conduct the surveys with the goal of finding available cost savings and maintaining the strongest data in service to agriculture. The decision to suspend these reports was not made lightly, but it was nevertheless necessary, given the funding situation.



NASS and Statistics Canada Reschedule February Livestock Publications

Wed, 13 Feb 2013 13:45:00 EST

Release of two publications produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in cooperation with Statistics Canada, United States and Canadian Hogs and United States and Canadian Cattle and Sheep, has been rescheduled to March 6, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. ET due to changes in the availability of the Canadian data. The original release date was February 21 at 3:00 p.m. ET.



USDA to Begin Noon-time Crop Reports on January 11

Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:00:00 EST

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today reminds data users that the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and World Agricultural Outlook Board (WAOB) will begin issuing several major USDA statistical reports at 12:00 p.m. EDT beginning on Friday, January 11, 2013. USDA previously released these crop reports at 8:30 a.m. EDT. USDA statistical reports with the noon release time are: World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates, Acreage, Crop Production, Grain Stocks, Prospective Plantings



NASS Announces Annual County Estimates for Small Grains Will be Available December 13

Thur, 06 Dec 2012 15:00:00 EST

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will publish its 2012 county estimates for small grains on December 13. NASS collected the information for these estimates at the end of the harvest season for barley, oats, winter wheat, durum wheat, and other spring wheat in 44 states. These county level acreage and production estimates help administer state and federal programs. The resulting data will be released online within the Quick Stats database only, http://quickstats.nass.usda.gov/



NASS Reschedules Reports Delayed on October 29

Thu, 15 Nov 2012 12:15:00 EST

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has rescheduled the release of the November 15, 2012 Farm Labor report. NASS will release the report on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 3 p.m. ET.



NASS Reschedules Reports Delayed on October 29

Wed, 31 Oct 2012 7:50:00 EDT

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has rescheduled the October 29, 2012 releases of Rice Stocks, Peanut Stocks and Processing and Crop Progress for Wednesday, October 31. Rice Stocks will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET, Peanut Stocks and Processing at 3:00 p.m. ET, and Crop Progress at 4:00 p.m. ET. The reports were delayed on October 29, 2012 due to the hurricane-related closures of Washington, D.C. federal government offices.



2011 U.S. Marketing Year Average Price of Upland Cotton Up from 2010

Thu, 11 Oct 2012 9:00:00 EDT

The U.S. Marketing Year Average Price for 2011 Upland cotton is 88.3 cents per pound, up 6.8 cents from last year. NASS will publish all U.S. and state cotton and cottonseed price information in the October Agricultural Prices report, to be released October 31, 2012. All NASS reports are available online at www.nass.usda.gov.



NASS-Statistics Canada Discontinue October Hog Statistics Publication

Mon, 01 Oct 2012 15:00:00 EDT

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will not publish the United States and Canadian Hogs publication scheduled for October 29 at 1:00 PM. In the past, this publication has been released by NASS in cooperation with the Statistics Canada. In September, the Canadian agency discontinued its October Hog Statistics publication, resulting in discontinuation of the two nations' joint hogs report as well. The next joint release of hog and pig estimates for the United States and Canada is scheduled for February 2013.



NASS to Publish Organic Survey Results

Thu, 27 Sep 2012 15:00:00 EDT

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will publish the results of the 2011 Organic Production Survey on Thursday, October 4 at 3 p.m. EST. NASS contacted all USDA certified organic producers in the United States to gather information on current organic production practices. This report will include acreage, production, and sales data for a variety of certified organic crop and livestock commodities as well certified organic marketing practices. The report will be available online at www.nass.usda.gov.



NASS Releases 2011 Fruit Crops Agricultural Chemical Use Data

Wed, 01 Aug 2012 15:00:00 EDT

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) today published the 2011 Agricultural Chemical Use survey data for fruit crops. NASS gathered data for 23 fruit crops in 12 states during fall 2011.The information released includes on-farm pesticide use and pest management practices by producers of the surveyed fruit crops.



USDA-NASS Changes Release Date for Floriculture Production Report

Thu, 24 May 2012 12:10:00 EST

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has changed the release date for today's Floriculture Crops Summary report to May 31, 2012 at 3 p.m. EDT. The report is based on data from the Commercial Floriculture Survey, which is conducted in 15 states and covers operations that produce and sell at least $10,000 of floriculture products.



NASS to Publish Farm Labor Report

Fri, 04 May 2012 07:14:00 EST

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will publish the biannual Farm Labor report on Thursday, May 17 at 3 p.m. EST. NASS interviewed nearly 12,000 farmers and ranchers across the United States to obtain information on the number of agricultural workers, hours worked, and wage rates at the national and regional levels. The information in this report has many uses, including ensuring that the Department of Labor make accurate decisions about its H-2A program, which allows the department to issue certificates to agricultural producers, allowing admission of temporary non-immigrant alien farm workers for seasonal farm labor.



NASS to Publish Barley and Sorghum Agricultural Chemical Use Data

Wed, 02 May 2012 13:35:00 EST

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will publish the 2011 Agricultural Chemical Use survey data for barley and sorghum on May 16, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. EDT. NASS gathered data in 13 states for barley and six states for sorghum during the fall of 2011.The information released will include on-farm use of commercial fertilizers, agricultural chemicals, and integrated pest management practices by producers of barley and sorghum.



NASS Issues Correction to Agricultural Safety Report

Tue, 24 Apr 2012 13:35:00 EST

Due to errors that were not detected before the April 5th release of "2009 Agricultural Safety: Injuries to Youth on Farms," NASS is issuing a revised report. Although the errors impact specific data estimates, they do not impact the illustrated trend of decreasing injuries to youth on farms in the United States between 2001 and 2009. The impacted data are identified in the report with asterisks. This report is a cooperative effort between NASS and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and is available at http://bit.ly/AgSafety2009.



National Agricultural Statistics Service's April 16 Reports Are Delayed

Mon, 16 Apr 2012 15:21:00 EST

Release of today's regularly scheduled 4:00 p.m. weekly Crop Progress report as well as the 3:00 p.m. Turkey Hatchery, Hatchery Production Annual Summary, and Potato Stocks reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Board (ASB) are delayed. We expect to release the reports tomorrow, Tuesday April 17, at their previously scheduled times.



NASS Discontinues Dairy Products Prices Report

Thu, 05 Apr 2012 10:00:00 EST

Effective this month, USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is no longer releasing its weekly Dairy Products Prices report. Going forward, these data will be collected and published by USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) as outlined in the amended Dairy Product Mandatory Reporting Program, required by the Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2010.



NASS to Release the Agricultural Safety Report

Thu, 29 Mar 2012 13:20:00 EST

USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will release the Agricultural Safety: 2009 Injuries to Youth on Farms report on Thursday, April 5, at 3 p.m. EDT. This report was produced as a cooperative effort between NASS and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The report will present data on injuries to youth on farms, 2001, 2004, 2006 and 2009. This report and all NASS reports are available at www.nass.usda.gov



NASS Announces 2012 Crop Progress Reports Will Begin April 2

Wed, 28 Mar 2012 12:55:00 EST

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announces that the 2012 weekly crop progress and condition estimates will begin Monday, April 2. The reports, which continue through the core U.S. growing season each year, estimate the progress and condition of a variety of crops through various stages of development. Crop Progress reports are available at the state level and are of interest to those involved in all aspects of agriculture, produce and commodities markets, and other food- and farm-related topics. NASS publishes the results of this survey weekly on Mondays at 4:00pm (ET) from April through November. All NASS reports are available online at www.nass.usda.gov.



NASS Announces 2012 Apple In-Season Forecast Schedule

Fri, 09 Mar 2012 10:32:00 EST

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced today the schedule for the 2012 apple in-season data collection and the release of the apple in-season forecast. NASS will contact apple producers from late July to early August to gather information about the 2012 apple crop. The results of this survey will be published on August 10 as part of the August Crop Production report and will provide important information about expected production of the current season's crop. All NASS reports are available online at www.nass.usda.gov.



NASS Announces 2012 Farm Labor Report Schedule

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 16:05:00 EST

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced today the schedule for the 2012 agricultural labor data collection and the Farm Labor report releases. In 2012, NASS will conduct the survey in April and October, with the results published on May 17 and November 15 respectively. The survey will ask producers to provide data for both the current and previous quarters. NASS will continue to publish quarterly data to ensure it is easily comparable to the previously published reports. The past Farm Labor reports are available online at www.nass.usda.gov.



NASS Changes Frequency of In-Season Fruit and Vegetable Reporting

Wed, 25 Jan 2012 11:00:00 EST

NASS continues to review its agricultural estimates program to ensure the agency provides the most accurate, timely and useful data, while also remaining within the agency budget. As a result, NASS will make a number of changes to its in-season reporting for this year.



North American Potatoes Release Rescheduled

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 11:00:00 EST

The Agricultural Statistics Board has rescheduled tomorrow’s anticipated 3:00 p.m. release of the North American Potatoes. The new release date is Monday, January 23, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. EST. This publication is the result of a joint effort by NASS and Statistics Canada to provide producers with additional information about potato production in North America. The release includes area planted and harvested, yield, production, utilized production, market year average price, and value of sales for both countries, combining U.S. fall potatoes only and Canada all potatoes.