ASB Notice

New USDA Cost of Pollination Report Scheduled for December 22

Issued September 14, 2016, by the Agricultural Statistics Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. For more information contact Sue King,, 202-690-8122.

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) intends to release a new report detailing the cost of honey bee pollination in 2015 and 2016. The Cost of Pollination report, scheduled for release at 3:00 p.m. ET on December 22, will include statistics on the number of acres paid to be pollinated, the average price per acre, and prices per honey bee colony for selected crops. The new data series is part of the White House’s Pollinator Research Action Plan, which calls for economic research into pollinator health issues.

In addition to the report, NASS will publish the estimates in the online data query tool, Quick Stats. All NASS reports and the publication calendar are available at


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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