ASB Notice

USDA NASS to Suspend the October Agricultural Labor Survey

Issued Sept. 30, 2020 by the Agricultural Statistics Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service. For more information, contact the NASS Public Affairs Office at

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) intends to suspend the October Agricultural Labor Survey. NASS will not collect data in October and therefore will not publish the biannual Farm Labor report in November. USDA has determined the public can access other data sources for the data collected in the Agricultural Labor Survey.

Public announcement of the intent to change the federal statistical program is available per requirements of the Office of Management and Budget in a Federal Register Notice Information about the farm labor program is 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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