Tag Archives: NASS

Winter wheat production in the Northwest down 3 percent from 2019

From the National Agricultural Statistics Service Based on May 1, 2020, conditions, production of winter wheat in Washington was forecast at 118 million bushels, down 1 percent from 2019. Yield was expected to average 72.0 bushels per acre, up 2.0 bushels from the previous year. Growers planted an estimated 1.7 million acres in the fall of 2019, down 50,000 acres from ... Read More »

USDA launches 2020 Agricultural Resource Management Survey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is collecting data from approximately 50,000 farmers and ranchers for its annual Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS). The survey looks at all aspects of U.S. agricultural production, the well-being of farm households, farm finances, chemical usage, and various farm production characteristics. The survey also collects detailed information on production practices, ... Read More »

Wheat acres planted in PNW down 1 percent from 2019

From the National Agricultural Statistics Service Washington is estimated to have 2.22 million total acres planted to wheat in 2020, down 2 percent from last year. Winter wheat planted acres are expected to total 1.70 million acres for this year, down 3 percent from 2019. Spring wheat acres planted are estimated at 520,000 acres, up 2 percent from last year.  ... Read More »

NASS to gather information on crop share rent data

By Christopher Mertz Director, Northwest Region, National Agricultural Statistics Service The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is working with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to conduct a pilot nonirrigated cropland survey. The purpose of this pilot study is to provide supplemental data to FSA to help set Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rates as they pertain to ... Read More »

Reminder: Producers encouraged to fill out fall surveys

The U.S. Department Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service’s (NASS) fall surveys are underway, and they encourage wheat producers to participate in the surveys when they receive them either by mail or telephone. The feedback producers provide can create a foundation for crop yield, production practices, and help set up loan rates, disaster payments, and crop insurance price elections. There are ... Read More »

Winter wheat production in Northwest region

From NASS  Winter wheat  Washington planted 1.75 million acres of winter wheat in 2019, up 50,000 acres from 2018. Harvested area, at 1.70 million acres, is up 50,000 acres from 2018. Winter wheat production in Washington is 119 million bushels, down 5 percent from last year with yield estimated at 70.0 bushels per acre, down 6.0 bushels per acre from ... Read More »

Dryland cash rent unchanged from last year

From NASS Cropland Cash Rent Cash rent expense for all cropland in Washington is $201 per acre for 2019, down $2.00 per acre from the previous year. Irrigated cropland is estimated at $360 per acre, up $2.00 per acre from 2018. Nonirrigated cropland rental expense is $75.00 per acre, unchanged from last year. Idaho is estimated at $159 per acre for 2019, ... Read More »

Value of Washington’s 2017 ag production totaled $10.6 billion

From NASS The value of Washington’s 2017 agricultural production totaled $10.6 billion, up 4 percent from the previous year value of $10.2 billion, but shy of the record high $10.7 billion in 2015.  Apples remained the leading agricultural commodity in the state with a 2017 value of $2.43 billion. This is up 3 percent from the previous year, but just ... Read More »

Spokane County issue highlights importance of NASS survey information

By Trista Crossley What happens when not enough surveys are turned into the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)? Farmers in Spokane County found out the hard way when they didn’t get a 2017 Agricultural Risk Coverage payment for low yields in spring wheat. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) bases Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and the Price Loss Coverage (PCC) program ... Read More »