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How is the NASS Annual Program for Crop and Livestock Production Conducted?

NASS's annual program focuses on agricultural production for mainstream crops, livestock and associated inventories. The program is based on a series of sample surveys to collect farm level data to produce the State and U.S. crop forecasts and estimates published in the NASS Agricultural Statistics Board reports. NASS produces approximately 400 reports each year with information released on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annual basis depending on the commodity program. The largest single survey NASS conducts each year is the June Agricultural Survey. This survey has two parts - a list sample frame and an area sample frame.


Last modified: 06/02/09