Tag Archives: NASS

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 »