ASB Notice

NASS Continues to Suspend Certain Statistical Estimates and Reports due to Sequestration

Issued November 19, 2013 by the Agricultural Statistics Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service. For more information contact Sue King, 202-690-8122 or sue.king@nass.usda.gov.

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will not conduct a number of statistical surveys in Fiscal Year 2014 (October 1, 2013-September 30, 2014).   Because we are starting the new Fiscal Year with the FY2013 sequestration-level funding under a continuing resolution, we are not able to reinstate the programs that were suspended in March 2013.  Before deciding upon the program suspensions, NASS reviewed its survey programs against mission- and user-based criteria as well as the timing of data collection with the goal of finding available cost savings and maintaining the strongest data in service to agriculture.  The decision to suspend these reports was not made lightly, but it was nevertheless necessary, given the funding situation.

  • July Cattle Report
  • Potato Stocks Reports
  • June Rice Stocks Report
  • All Hops and Hops Stocks Estimates
  • Annual Mink Report
  • June on- and off-farm stocks for Austrian Winter Peas, Chickpeas, Dry Peas and Lentils
  • July acreage forecasts for Austrian Winter Peas, Dry Edible Peas and Lentils
  • All Catfish and Trout Reports including Catfish Feed Deliveries and Catfish Processing; however, NASS will publish the annual catfish and trout report using data collected during the census of aquaculture.
  • NASS will publish the Non-Citrus Fruit and Nut Annual Summary; however, there will be no forecasts, no preliminary summary and no monthly prices in FY2014.
  • NASS will publish the Vegetable Annual Summary; however, there will be no forecasts or monthly prices in FY2014.

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