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Agriculture News As It Happens

After review, NASS to bring back some of its reports

The Agriculture Department’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has decided to reinstate a series of reports it had said it could no longer produce.

NASS leadership recently concluded “a deliberate review of all programs against mission- and user-based criteria, aimed at finding cost savings and forward-thinking business efficiencies so that timely, accurate and useful data remains available in service to agriculture,” the agency said in a news release Friday.

NASS’s new national operations center in St. Louis will centralize data collection and service to people who provide and use NASS products and services, the agency added.

The reinstated programs are:
  • Annual Reports on Farm Numbers, Land in Farms Reports and Farm Income
  • Catfish and Trout Reports (data collection begins Dec. 9; report released Dec. 20)
  • Annual Floriculture Report
  • January Sheep and Goat Report (data collection begins Dec. 23; report date is Jan. 27)
  • July Cattle Report
  • Annual Bee and Honey Report (data collection begins Jan. 23; report date is March 30)
  • Annual Hops Production Report (data collection begins Dec. 9; report date is Dec. 21)
  • Annual Mink Report
  • Fruit and Vegetable in season forecast and estimates
  • Rice Stocks June Report