ASB Notice

NASS appoints Lance Honig as new ASB Chair

Issued April 15, 2024, by the Agricultural Statistics Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service. For more information, contact Lance Honig at Lance.Honig or (202) 577-6558 .

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) appoints Lance Honig as Chair of USDA’s Agricultural Statistics Board, as well as the Methodology Division Director. Honig has served in an acting capacity for both roles since November 2023. As the chair, he will lead the preparation and dissemination of market-sensitive agricultural forecasts and estimates.

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 NASS Associate Administrator and is currently Acting Administrator.


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