NASS Releases Farm and Ranch Irrigation Data
Issued Nov. 30, 2009 by the Agricultural Statistics Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service. For more information contact Stacy Wills at (202) 690-8767.
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) today released the results of the 2008 Farm and Ranch Irrigation Survey.
Conducted every five years, FRIS is a supplement to the census of agriculture that expands upon the basic irrigation data collected in the 2007 Census of Agriculture. In the new publication, NASS provides details on acres and yield of irrigated crops, quantity of water applied, method of water application, irrigation expenditures and other data on farm and ranch irrigation.
In 2008, for the first time ever NASS included all horticultural specialty farms in the survey. The irrigation information for these operations will be published separately and will become available at 3 p.m. on Feb. 11, 2010.
For more information about the Census of Agriculture and to access the results of the Farm and Ranch Irrigation Survey, visit www.agcensus.usda.gov.