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NASS Announces Changes to its Statistical Programs

Issued June 2, 2011 by the Agricultural Statistics Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service. For more information contact Sue King at (202) 690-8122.

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has indefinitely postponed the renewal of the Census of Aquaculture and the Tenure, Ownership and Transition of Agricultural Land Survey in order to meet its budget. NASS previously planned to conduct these surveys to gather additional data following the 2007 Census of Agriculture.

NASS also will suspend its July Sheep and Goats Inventory survey. The survey is part of a biannual program with the results published annually in January and July. Going forward, NASS will conduct only the January edition of the survey.

A notice in the Federal Register, providing detailed information about the program suspension, will soon be available.

NASS would like to thank all of the participants in these programs for their outstanding contributions to U.S. agricultural statistics reporting.









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