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Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics to Meet on November 13-14


WASHINGTON, November 4, 2013  –The annual meeting of the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics will take place in St. Louis, Missouri on November 13-14.  The meeting is open to the public and will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 13, and 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 14.  The meeting on Nov. 13th will take place at USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service’s (NASS) National Operations Center, 9700 Page Avenue, St. Louis.  On the 14th the meeting will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel-Westport, 1973 Craigshire Road, St.  Louis.  There will be an opportunity for public questions and comments at 9:45 a.m. on the 14th.

 The agenda includes a discussion of the 2012 and 2017 Censuses of Agriculture; the NASS restructure and 5-year operating plan and the follow on surveys to the 2012 Census. The committee will also look at NASS’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget and ongoing NASS programs and surveys such as the Agricultural Resource Management Survey.

The committee advises the Secretary of Agriculture and NASS on the scope, content and timing of surveys and the every-five-year Census of Agriculture. The 20 committee members represent a broad range of agricultural disciplines and interests.  For more information about the Advisory Committee on Agricultural Statistics, visit




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