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Title/Author(s) Date
2007 Classification Error Survey for the United States Census of Agriculture
(Denise A. Abreu, Nancy J. Dickey, Jaki S. McCarthy)
Sept
2009
2014 Organic Survey – Promotional Materials Usability Testing
(Heather Ridolfo)
Nov
2015
2014 Organic Survey – Results from Cognitive Testing
(Heather Ridolfo)
Nov
2015
A Comparison of the Long and Short Forms Used in the 2005 Census Content Test
(Jaki S. McCarthy)
Dec
2007
A Generalized Edit and Analysis System for Agricultural Data
(Dale Atkinson and Carol House)
June
2001
A Method for Improving List Building: Cluster Profiling
(Will Cecere, Denise A. Abreu, Jaki S. McCarthy, and Thomas Jacob)
Sept
2011
A (Partially) Model-Based Look At Jackknife Variance Estimation With Two-Phase Samples
(Phillip S. Kott)
June
1997
A New Land Cover Classification Based Stratification Method for Area Sampling Frame Construction
(Claire G. Boryan, Zhengwei Yang)
July
2012
A New Look into Portable Electronic Devices for Field Data Collection in the National Agricultural Statistics Service
(Michael W. Gerling)
Nov
2004
Adjusting the June Area Survey Estimate of the Number of U.S. Farms for Misclassification and Non-response
(Kenneth K. Lopiano, Andrea C. Lamas, Denise A. Abreu, Pam Arroway, Linda J. Young)
Nov
2011
Annual Land Utilization Survey (ALUS): Design and Methodology
(Hailin Sang, Pam Arroway, Kenneth K. Lopiano, Denise A. Abreu, Andrea C. Lamas, Linda J. Young)
Nov
2011
Appropriate Role of Remote Sensing in U.S. Agricultural Statistics
(Robert Hale)
June
1999
April 2011 Labor Estimates Methodology
(Stephen Busselberg)
Nov
2011
Assessing the Effect of Calibration on Nonresponse Bias in the 2005 ARMS Phase III Sample Using 2002 Census of Agriculture Data
(Morgan S. Earp, Jaki S. McCarthy, Nick D. Schauer, Phillip S. Kott)
Jan
2008
Assessing the Effect of Calibration on Nonresponse Bias in the 2006 ARMS Phase III Sample Using Census 2002 Data
(Morgan S. Earp, Jaki S. McCarthy, Nick D. Schauer, Phillip S. Kott)
June
2008
Building a Better Delete-a-Group Jackknife for a Calibration Estimator (Like That Based on Data from the ARMS III) Extension of paper presented at the Workshop on Calibration and Estimation in Surveys, Ottawa, Ontario.
(Phillip S. Kott)
Jan
2008
Can Calibration Be Used to Adjust for 'Nonignorable' Nonresponse?
Extension of Paper presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings, Denver, Colorado.
(Phillip S. Kott and Ted Chang)
July
2008
Categorizing Nonresponse in Phase III of the 2006 Agricultural Resource Management Survey in Washington State
(Michael W. Gerling, HoaiNam N. Tran, Morgan Earp)
Sept
2008
Categorizing Nonresponse in the 2007 June Area Survey (California, Kansas, New York, Virginia and Washington State)
(Michael W. Gerling, HoaiNam N. Tran, Morgan Earp, Terry P. O'Connor)
Sept
2008
Collecting Data from a Permanent Grid Sampling Frame via a Mobile Mapping Instrument
(Denise A. Abreu, Linda A. Lawson, Michael Hyman, Rick Hardin, and Michael Gerling)
April
2017
Combined Correlated Unbiased Estimators of the Mean of a Normal Distribution
(Tim Keller and Ingrid Olkin)
March
2002
Comparing 30 Meter Imagery From LANDSAT 5 AND 7 for Crop Area Estimation
(Michael E. Craig)
April
2002
Comparing Geographic Information System (GIS) Calculated Acreage to Farmer Reported Acreage Utilizing a Mobile Mapping Instrument
(Claire G. Boryan, Linda A. Lawson, Michael Hyman, Denise A. Abreu, Michael W. Gerling, Rick Hardin)
July
2017
Comparison of Methods for Estimating Crop Yields at the County Level
(Michael Bellow)
Aug
2007
Comparison of Methods for Updating Census Based Estimates of Number of Farms to Non-Census Years
(Michael E. Bellow, Phillip S. Kott)
Nov
2010
Comparison of the Speed of the 2007 Census of Agriculture Donor Search Method Against Five Alternative Techniques
(Matthew E. Gregg, Michael Hogye)
Oct
2009
Cost and Benefit Analysis of a Cropland Data Layer
(George Hanuschak and Rick Mueller)
Nov
2002
Creating a Cropland Data Layer for an Entire State
(Rick Mueller and Martin Ozga)
April
2002
Data Tables: Reasons for Nonresponse in the 2009 June Area Survey
(HoaiNam N. Tran, Michael W. Gerling, Melissa Mitchell, Terry P. O’Connor)
April
2011
Developing a State-of-the-Art Editing and Imputation System for NASS’ Agricultural Censuses and Sample Surveys
(Dale Atkinson)
Oct
2000
Developing crop specific area frame stratifications based on geospatial crop frequency and cultivation data layers
(Claire G. Boryan, Zhengwei Yang, Patrick Willis, Liping Di)
Feb
2017
Developmental Status of a New Processing System for Agricultural Data
(Dale Atkinson)
May
2002
Does Using a Personalized Pre-Survey Letter Improve the Response Rate for the June Agricultural Survey in Louisiana?
(Michael W. Gerling, HoaiNam N. Tran, Sammye Crawford, Darcy Miller, Terry P. O’Connor)
May
2010
Estimating the Model Variance of a Randomization-Consistent Regression Estimator
(Phillip S. Kott and K.R.W. Brewer)
Aug
2001
Evaluating the Asymptotic Limits of the Delete-a-Group Jackknife for Model Analyses
(Phillip S. Kott, Steven T. Garren)
May
2009
Evaluation of Integer Weighting for the 1997 Census of Agriculture
(Wendy Scholetzky)
Jan
2000
Evaluation of the AGGIES Automated Edit and Imputation System
(Todd A. Todaro)
Jan
1999
Examining Nonresponse Occurring in the National Agricultural Statistics Service's 2009 Agricultural Resource Management Survey Phase III
(HoaiNam N. Tran, Michael W. Gerling, Melissa Mitchell, Rich Hopper, Terry O'Connor)
April
2012
Exploring Quarterly Agricultural Survey Questionnaire Version Reduction Scenarios
(Morgan Earp, Scott Cox, Jody McDaniel, Chadd Crouse)
May
2009
Exploring the Relationship Between Survey Participation and Survey Sponsorship: What do Respondents and Nonrespondents Think of Us?
(Jaki Stanley McCarthy, Jay V. Johnson, and Kathleen Ott)
Oct
1999
Field Data Collection Using Geographic Information Systems Technologies and iPads on the USDA's June Area Frame Survey
(Michael W. Gerling, Linda Lawson, Jillayne Weaber, Alan Dotts, Andrew Vardeman, Eric Wilson)

July
2015

General Overview of the NASS Objective Yield and Objective Measurement Programs
(Denise A. Abreu, Zulma T. Riberas)
Oct
2008
Generalized Census and Survey Processing System at the National Agricultural Statistics Service
(Carol C. House)
Aug
2001
Identifying and Classifying Reasons for Nonresponse on the 1990 Farm Costs and Returns Survey
(Terry P. O'Connor)
Dec
1991
Identifying and Classifying Reasons for Nonresponse on the 1991 Farm Costs and Returns Survey
(Terry P. O'Connor)
Dec
1992
Impact of the Screening Procedures of the June Area Survey on the Numbers of Farms Estimates
(Denise A. Abreu, Jaki S. McCarthy, Leslie A. Colburn)
Dec
2010
Indirect Monetary Incentives for the 2004 ARMS Phase III Core
(Daniel G. Beckler, Kathleen Ott, and Peter Horvath)
Nov
2005
Integration of the Cropland Data Layer Based Automatic Stratification Method Into the Traditional Area Frame Construction Process
(Claire G. Boryan, Zhengwei Yang)
Dec
2017
Item Response Rates for the Agricultural Resource Management Survey III in 2006 and 2007
(Darcy Miller, Terry P. O’Connor)
June
2012
January 2007 Labor Estimates Methodology
(Stephen Busselberg)
Nov
2007
Methods of Selecting Samples in Multiple Surveys to Reduce Respondent Burden
(Charles R. Perry, Jameson C. Burt and William C. Iwig)
Aug
1993
Modeling NML Using the Area Frame Survey
(Theodore Chang and Phillip S. Kott)
Aug
2004
Modeling Non-response in National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Surveys Using Classification Trees
(Jaki S. McCarthy, Thomas Jacob, and Amanda McCracken)
Nov
2010
Monitoring US Agriculture: The US Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Cropland Data Layer Program
(Claire Boryan, Zhengwei Yang, Rick Mueller, Mike Craig)
April
2011
NASS Infographics Usability Testing
(Heather Ridolfo)
Nov
2017
National Agricultural Statistics Service: Research and Perspective on the Use of Previously Reported Data During Data Collection
(Michael W. Gerling, HoaiNam N. Tran, Terry P. O'Connor)
Sept
2011
"'No' Is the Easiest Answer:  Using Calibration to Assess Nonignorable Nonresponse in the 2002 Census of Agriculture," Paper presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
(Phillip S. Kott)
Aug
2005
Nonresponse in Phase III of the Agricultural Resource Management Survey in Louisiana
(Michael W. Gerling, HoaiNam N. Tran, Morgan S. Earp, Sammye Crawford)
June
2008
On the Feasibility of Using NASS's Sampling List Frame to Evaluate Misclassification Errors of the June Area Survey
(Denise A. Abreu, Andrea C. Lamas, Hailin Sang, Kenneth K. Lopiano, Pam Arroway, Linda J. Young)
Oct
2011
Poisson Sampling, Regression Estimation, and the Delete-a-Group Jackknife
(Phillip S. Kott)
Aug
2000
Policy Issues Associated with the Utilization of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the U.S. National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)
(Rich Allen, Ron Bosecker, and George Hanuschak)
Oct
1998
Pre-Recorded Telephone Messages As  An Alternative To Follow-Up Survey Reminder Postcards
(Jaki Stanley McCarthy)
June
2007
Pre-Recorded Telephone Messages As  An Alternative To Follow-Up Survey Reminder Postcards II
(Jaki Stanley McCarthy)
May
2008
Previously Reported Data Usage in NASS Field Offices
(Chris Gottschall)
June
2009
Price Reactions After the Official Release of the NASS Honey Publication
(Christopher W. Taylor)
Jan
2008
Redrawing the 1993 Farm Costs and Returns Survey List Frame Sample to Reduce its Overlap with the 1992 FCRS and Three Other Major 1993 Surveys
(Charles R. Perry, Jameson C. Burt and William C. Iwig)
Oct
1994
Redrawing the 1994 Farm Costs and Returns Survey List Frame Sample to Reduce its Overlap with the 1993 FCRS and Three Other Major 1994 Surveys
(Charles R. Perry, Jameson C. Burt and William C. Iwig)
Sept
1995
Reductions in Reporting Errors in Total Acres Operated: Results from Multiphase Question Testing for the 2012 Census of Agriculture
(Zulma T. Riberas, Jaki S. McCarthy, Stephen C. Logan, HoaiNam N. Tran)
Sept
2014
Revising the Estimation Strategy for the Pesticide Data Program
(Phillip S. Kott)
Aug
2008
Statistical Aspects of a Census
(Carol C. House)
June
2001
Supplemental Samples for the 2007 Area Frame: A Design for Estimating Numbers of NML Farms for the 2007 Census of Agriculture
(Raj S. Chhikara, Floyd M. Spears, Charles R. Perry, Phillip S. Kott)
March
2007
Survey Burden and its Impact on Attitudes Toward the Survey Sponsor
(Jaki Stanley McCarthy and Daniel G. Beckler)
June
2000
Targeted Data Collection Efforts for the 2012 ARMS III
(Melissa Mitchell, Kathy Ott, Jaki S. McCarthy)

May
2015

Targeted Data Collection Efforts for the 2013 ARMS III
(Melissa Mitchell, Kathy Ott, Heather Ridolfo, Jaki S. McCarthy)

May
2015

Technology Advancing Data Collection: Thin Client  Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing in the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s 2010 Field Data Collection Program
(Michael W. Gerling, James M. Harris)
Nov
2010
The Effect of Different Correspondence Methods on Response Rates in the 2010 Census of Agriculture Content Test
(Nancy J. Dickey, Zulma T. Riberas, HoaiNam N. Tran)
April
2012
The Effect of Incentives on Response in 2005 ARMS Phase III Interviews
(Jaki S. McCarthy, Daniel G. Beckler, Kathleen Ott)
Dec
2006
The Effectiveness of Automated Reminder Messages Used on the 2007 Census of Agriculture and on the National Animal Health Monitoring System 2011 Small Producer Study
(HoaiNam N. Tran, Michael W. Gerling, Jaki S. McCarthy, Terry O'Connor)
May
2012
The Road to Understanding Nonresponse in the  June Area Survey
(Michael W. Gerling, HoaiNam N. Tran, Terry P. O’Connor)
Nov
2010
The Theory and Practice of Maximal Brewer Selection With Poisson PRN Sampling
(Phillip S. Kott And Jeffrey T. Bailey)
June
2000
The USDA NASS Cropland Data Layer Program Transition from Research to Operations (2006-2009)
(Claire G. Boryan)
May
2010
Using Calibration Weighting to Adjust for Nonresponse Under a Plausible Model
(with full appendices)

(Ted Chang and Phillip S. Kott)
Nov
2007
USDA Microloans for Farmers:
Participation Patterns and Effects of Outreach

(Sarah Tulman, Nathaniel Higgins, Robert Williams,
Michael Gerling, Charles Dodson, and Bruce McWilliams)
Dec
2016
Using FSA Data to Improve the Prices Received for Grain Program
(William Cecere)
Oct
2009
Using Handheld Global Positioning System Receivers for Phase II
of the Agricultural Resource Management Survey

(Michael W. Gerling)
Oct
2005
Using Handheld Global Positioning System Receivers for the June Area Survey
(Michael W. Gerling)
Sept
2006
Using Handheld Global Positioning System Receivers for the Wheat Objective Yield Survey
(Michael W. Gerling)
Sept
2006
Using Multi-Phase Sampling to Limit Respondent Burden Across Agriculture Surveys
(Phillip S. Kott and Matthew J. Fetter)
June
1999
Using Nonresponse Propensity Scores to Set Data Collection Procedures for the Quarterly Agricultural Survey
(Melissa Mitchell, Kathy Ott, Jaki S. McCarthy)

Nov
2014

Using Personal Digital Assistants for the 2004 Cotton Objective Yield Survey
(Kathy Neas, Jubal Molina, Jason Hardegree, Michael W. Gerling)
March
2006
Using Previously Reported Cropland Acreage in Data Collection
(HoaiNam N. Tran, Michael W. Gerling)
Sept
2009
Using Respondent Prediction Models to Improve Efficiency of Incentive Allocation
(Morgan S. Earp, Jaki S. McCarthy)
Oct
2009
Using Respondent Requests for Help to Develop Quality Data Collection Instruments: The 2000 Census of Agriculture Content Test
(Jaki Stanley McCarthy)
May
2001
Using the Delete-A-Group Jackknife Variance Estimator in NASS Surveys
(Phillip S. Kott)
July
2001
Visualization of a Crop Season
The Integration of Remotely Sensed Data and Survey Data

(Gail Wade and George Hanuschak)
April
2000
Who Makes Mistakes? Using Data Mining Techniques to Analyze Reporting Errors in Total Acres Operated
(Jaki S. McCarthy, Morgan Earp)
April
2009
Will They Answer the Phone if They Know It’s Us? Using Caller ID to Improve Response Rates
(Heather Ridolfo, Jeff Boone, Nancy Dickey)

Aug
2013

Women’s Contributions to the Workforce: Are New Measures Needed?
(Martha S. Farrar and Fred A. Vogel)
Aug
2001

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