ASB Notice

NASS Updates Schedule for October Reports

Issued October 17, 2013 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.

A number of agricultural estimates reports issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) were impacted by the lapse in federal funding. As a result, NASS made a number of changes to its report schedule. Below is the updated schedule for all reports originally scheduled for release in October:

October Release Schedule
Report Title Original Date New Date
Agriculture Prices October 31 No Change
Broiler Hatchery October 2 October 23
Broiler Hatchery October 9 October 23
Broiler Hatchery October 16 October 23
Broiler Hatchery October 23 No Change
Cattle on Feed October 18 October 31
Chicken and Eggs October 22 October 31
Cold Storage October 22 October 31
Cotton Ginnings October 11 Cancelled
Cotton Ginnings October 25 October 31
Crop Production October 11 Cancelled
(next forecast November 8)
Crop Progress October 7 Cancelled
Crop Progress October 15 Cancelled
Crop Progress October 21 No Change
Dairy Products October 3 October 21
Egg Products October 31 No Change
Livestock Slaughter October 24 October 31
Milk Production October 21 November 1
Peanut Prices October 4 October 25
Peanut Prices October 11 October 25
Peanut Prices October 18 October 25
Peanut Prices October 25 No Change
Poultry Slaughter October 24 No Change
Rice Stocks October 29 No Change
Turkey Hatchery October 16 October 30

In addition, the lapse in funding affected data collection efforts for the Farm Labor. The report, originally scheduled to be released on November 21, will be published on December 5.


NASS is the federal statistical agency responsible for producing official data about U.S. agriculture and is committed to providing timely, accurate and useful statistics in service to U.S. agriculture.

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