ASB Notice

NASS announces Lance Honig as acting ASB Chair

Issued Nov. 6, 2023, by the Agricultural Statistics Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service. For more information, contact Lance Honig at (202) 577-6558 or

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announces the appointment of Lance Honig as Acting Chairperson of USDA’s Agricultural Statistics Board until a permanent chair is named. As the chair, he will lead the preparation and dissemination of market-sensitive agricultural forecasts and estimates. Honig will also serve as NASS’s Acting Methodology Division Director.

Honig has a wide range of experience with NASS, including most recently serving as the Crops Branch Chief since 2008. Honig replaces the prior Chair Joe Parsons, who held the position since 2016. Parsons is now the new NASS Associate Administrator.


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