ASB Notice

NASS Suspends Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts Preliminary 2015 Summary

Issued January 7, 2016 by the Agricultural Statistics Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service. For more information, contact Sue King at sue.king@nass.usda.gov or 202-690-8122.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will not publish the Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts Preliminary 2015 Summary scheduled for January 21. We will publish the Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts 2015 Annual Summary on July 6, 2016. This report contains the final estimates of acreage, yield, production, use, price and value of the 2015 noncitrus fruit and nut crops by state.

Before deciding to suspend this program, we reviewed our estimating programs against mission- and user-based criteria as well as the amount of time remaining in the fiscal year to meet our budget and program requirements while maintaining the strongest data in service to U.S. agriculture. The decision to suspend this report was not made lightly, but was necessary, given our available fiscal and program resources. We will continue to review our federal agricultural statistical programs using the same criteria to ensure we provide timely, accurate and useful statistics.

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