News Release

Contact: Sue King, (202) 690-8122 Sue.King@usda.gov

USDA to Hold Fall Data Users’ Meeting to Hear from Stakeholders about Statistical Programs

WASHINGTON, DC – Sept. 20, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announces the USDA Data Users’ Meeting for fall 2019. The meeting is free of charge and open to participants on a space available basis. Attendees will learn about recent and pending changes in various data and information programs important to agriculture. USDA and partner agencies will seek comments and input on these programs.

The meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the American Farm Bureau Federation, 600 Maryland Ave. SW, Suite 1000W, Washington, DC 20024.

NASS and partner agencies organize the meeting for USDA stakeholders. Other participating USDA agencies include the Agricultural Marketing Service, Economic Research Service, Farm Service Agency, Foreign Agricultural Service and the World Agricultural Outlook Board. The U.S. Census Bureau will also participate. Leaders from each agency will provide an overview of current issues and then take questions and comments.

Individuals who wish to attend the 2019 USDA Data Users’ Meeting may register online at www.nass.usda.gov/Education_and_Outreach/Meeting/. Summaries of previous meetings are available at the same web page. Please contact Matt Gregg at Matthew.Gregg@usda.gov or (202) 690-3099 with any questions.

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