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2013 ag census coming up

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultutral Statistics Service (NASS) will mail the 2013 Census of Agriculture in mid-December. If you receive an Ag Census form, please complete and return it by the Feb. 4, 2013 deadline. Producers can easily and securely respond online after receiving their census form at www.agcensus.usda.gov For questions […]

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USDA gearing up to conduct 2012 Census of Agriculture

USDA gearing up to conduct 2012 Census of Agriculture

MEDIA RELEASE Surveys are now arriving in mailboxes around the nation to help identify all active farms in the United States. The National Agricultural Classification Survey (NACS), which asks landowners whether or not they are farming and for basic farm information, is one of the most important early steps used to determine who should receive […]

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U.S. growers produce abundant crops in 2010

U.S. growers produce abundant crops in 2010

MEDIA RELEASE Despite the less than ideal soil conditions and above normal temperatures during the 2010 growing season, U.S. corn growers harvested the third largest crop on record, according to the Crop Production 2010 Summary released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Corn production totaled 12.4 billion bushels, down 5 […]

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USDA reports increased diversification in horticulture

USDA reports increased diversification in horticulture

MEDIA RELEASE The sales of food crops grown under protection in the United States more than doubled in the last decade as U.S. horticultural operations are becoming more diverse and taking advantage of newly emerging agricultural trends, according to results of the 2009 Census of Horticultural Specialties released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National […]

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Farm production expenses fall for first time since 1986

Farm production expenses fall for first time since 1986

MEDIA RELEASE After setting a record high in 2008, U.S. farm production expenditures decreased by nearly $20 billion in 2009 – the first major decline in nearly a quarter century, according to the Farm Production Expenditures 2009 summary released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The average production expenditures […]

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USDA to conduct on-farm energy production survey

USDA to conduct on-farm energy production survey

MEDIA RELEASE USDA will begin conducting the first national On-Farm Energy Production Survey this week. The most recent agriculture census counted more than 20,000 farms and ranches that were producing renewable energy via solar panels, wind turbines and methane digesters. This spring’s survey will further explore how this energy is generated and used. “This survey […]

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Hamer named chair of Agricultural Statistics Board

Hamer named chair of Agricultural Statistics Board

MEDIA RELEASE Cynthia Clark, administrator of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), has announced the appointment of Hubert Hamer as chairman of the Agricultural Statistics Board (ASB). Hamer succeeds Carol House, who retired in early March. “Hubert Hamer is a leader who brings vast experience and knowledge to the Agricultural Statistics Board,” Clark said. Hamer […]

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NASS to release organic survey results (Feb.  3)

NASS to release organic survey results (Feb. 3)

MEDIA RELEASE USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will release the results of the Organic Production Survey at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3 (Hawaii time). The survey, which is a follow-on to the 2007 Census of Agriculture, is USDA’s first-ever, wide-scale survey of organic producers. NASS will publish state- and national-level data on organic farm numbers […]

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Aquaculture reaches records $34.7M in 2008

Aquaculture reaches records $34.7M in 2008

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii-grown aquaculture reached a record $34.7 million in 2008, increasing 38 percent from 2007. Algae sales accounted for 45 percent of the value and amounted to $15.7 million. Finfish sales by weight valued at $7 million, comprised 20 percent of the total. The ornamental category was pegged at $3.3 million or 10 percent […]

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USDA conducting fruit chemical use survey

USDA conducting fruit chemical use survey

MEDIA RELEASE Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the USDA is conducting the USDA Fruit Chemical Use Survey.  This survey, last conducted in 2007, provides data about agricultural chemical use on fruit crops in the United States.    “The Fruit Chemical Use Survey gives producers the opportunity to explain how they use agricultural chemicals responsibly […]

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Coffee production up in 2008; revenue takes a dip

Coffee production up in 2008; revenue takes a dip

Karin Stanton/Hawaii247 Contributing Editor More beans, less bucks. The total farm revenue of coffee is estimated at $29.2 million (parchment equivalent basis) for the 2008/09 season, 8 percent lower than the 2007/08 season, according to the Hawaii Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. This decrease in revenue was the result of a 20 […]

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USDA conducting survey of organic agriculture

MEDIA RELEASE This spring, USDA is conducting the first-ever, wide-scale survey of organic farming in the United States, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said, to find out how the growth of organic farming is changing the face of U.S. agriculture.  “The Organic Production Survey is a direct response to the growing interest in organics among consumers, […]

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2007 Agriculture Census: State, Big Island graphs

2007 Agriculture Census: State, Big Island graphs

  Editor’s Note: Hawaii247.com has been posting highlights, excerpts and selected reports from the Census since its release Feb. 4. This final installment includes graphs that relate specifically to the state of Hawaii and the Big Island. In the graph footnotes, (D) indicates that information cannot be disclosed; (1) indicates the number of counties in state or […]

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2007 Agriculture Census: Economics

2007 Agriculture Census: Economics

(Editor’s Note: Hawaii247.com will post highlights, excerpts and selected reports from the Census regularly in the coming days.) In 2007, U.S. farms sold $297 billion in agricultural products while incurring $241 billion in production expenses, according to results of the 2007 Census of Agriculture released last week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural […]

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