ASB Notice

NASS to Publish a JSON (Java Script Object Notation) File for Principal Federal Economic Indicator Releases

Issued May 8, 2019 by the Agricultural Statistics Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's, National Agricultural Statistics Service. For more information, contact Joe Parsons at (202) 690-8141 or

The National Agricultural Statistics Service will release a file in JSON format containing U.S. statistical data highlights from its Principal Federal Economic Indicator reports. JSON is an open-standard file format that uses human-readable text to transmit data objects consisting of attribute-value pairs and array data types. The files will be equal to output using the Quick Stats Application Program Interface (API) and will be available at release time on the NASS website, under the Today’s Report section. Further information, including specific reports that will offer this additional format, as well as examples of previous report files, are available on the NASS website at

All reports are available online at


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