About Us

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is an agency within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  The agency's primary responsibility is to prepare official estimates of agriculture for the nation, and for each state.  There are 46 Field Offices that serve all 50 states, including Puerto Rico.  The New Jersey Field Office is located at the Health and Agriculture Building in Trenton, NJ.

Field Offices collect, verify, and analyze data which are used to prepare statistical estimates.   Farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses are the grassroots source of information, collected through voluntary surveys conducted by each state Field Office throughout the year.  Survey data are collected and summarized at the state level to provide statistical indications.  These indications are analyzed by statisticians in each state Field Office who then make recommendations to the national headquarters in Washington , D.C. Statisticians in headquarters review the state recommendations and issue the state and national estimates to the public on scheduled dates throughout the year.  About 300 national and 9,000 state reports are issued annually.  Cooperative agreements with State governments also permit preparation and publication of county-level estimates of crops and livestock for many states.  In addition, many Field Offices conduct surveys for other government agencies and private organizations.

The New Jersey Field Office publishes several reports which are available by subscription. These reports include:

  • Weekly information on crop development, published on Tuesdays throughout the growing season.
  • Crop acreage, yield, and production.
  • Livestock data.
  • An annual bulletin which includes most of the estimates published by this Field Office during the year and presents multiple years of data for most series.

All data from farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses collected through the New Jersey Field Office are kept completely confidential. Confidentiality of information is protected by law, through Title 7 of the United States Code.

Last Modified: 05/04/2018