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March 13, 2013   Email to Friend 

NASS SUSPENDS SOME REPORTS DUE TO SEQUESTRATION
Agricultural Statistics Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
(202) 690-8122
March 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 13, 2013 -- The Agriculture Department’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will suspend a number of statistical surveys and reports for the remainder of the fiscal year due to reduced funding caused by sequestration.

Before deciding upon the program suspensions, NASS reviewed its survey programs against mission- and user-based criteria, as well as the amount of time remaining in the fiscal year to conduct the surveys, with the goal of finding available cost savings and maintaining the strongest data in service to agriculture.The following reports will be suspended:

  • All catfish and trout reports including catfish feed deliveries and catfish processing;
  • The July cattle report;
  • Potato stocks reports;
  • All non-citrus fruit, nut and vegetable forecasts and estimates;
  • The June rice stocks report;
  • All hops and hops stocks estimates;
  • The mink report;
  • Milk production reports including production, disposition and income;
  • June on- and off-farm stocks for Austrian winter peas, chickpeas, dry peas and lentils; and
  • July acreage forecasts for Austrian winter peas, dry edible peas and lentils.
According to NASS officials, this report is just a fraction of the surveys and reports that will be suspended through the end of the government’s fiscal year in September. Visit nass.usda.gov for more information.



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