Created: 12/15/11 (Thu) | Topic: Education
NASS reinstates ag estimate programs
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has announced the reinstatement of several estimate programs it recently discontinued.
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 with report released Dec. 20); annual floriculture report; January sheep and goat report (data collection begins Dec. 23 with report released Jan. 27); July cattle report; annual bee and honey report (data collection begins Jan. 23 with report released March 30); annual hops production report (data collection begins Dec. 9 with report released Dec. 21); annual mink report; fruit and vegetable in-season forecast and estimates; and the June rice stocks report.
According to a NASS announcement, the agency will make available any data that falls outside of the scope of the agricultural estimates programs in the 5-year Census of Agriculture. The next census will begin January 2013 to reflect activities in the 2012 calendar year.