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2018 Southern Plains Objective Yield Workshop for Oklahoma and Texas

The NASS Southern Plains Regional Office held a successful workshop in Elk City, Oklahoma on April 17-18, 2018 to prepare for the Wheat Objective Yield (OY) Survey. The Objective Yield (OY) surveys provide data for monthly forecasts and end-of-season estimates of planted and harvested acres, yield, and production.There were more than 50 NASDA supervisors and enumerators from Northern…

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NASS Upper Midwest Region Holds 2018 Supervisor Retreat

The NASS Upper Midwest Regional Field Office held a successful Supervisory Workshop on April 18-19, 2018 in Red Wing, Minnesota. NASDA Supervisors from Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin attended the session along with NASDA’s NASS Program Director Charlie Ingram. The NASS team included Upper Midwest RFO Director Greg Thessen, Deputy Director Cindy Adamson, Faye Propsom, Tiffany Byrne, Heidi…

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Mary Marple Recognized for 50 Years of Service to NASDA and NASS

NASDA Field Supervisor Mary Marple of West Virginia was recently recognized for her 50 years of dedication and outstanding service in agricultural data collection on behalf of NASS and NASDA. Mary was honored by her colleagues during the NASS East Mountain Regional Office’s survey workshop held May 17-18, 2018 at the Canaan Valley Resort in Davis, West Virginia. NASDA’s NASS Program…

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The Hens of NASDA Take on June Area Survey

Since 1972, NASDA has been a partner with NASS in providing timely, accurate and useful statistics to U.S. agriculture. Under our NASS-NASDA cooperative agreement, NASDA employs more than 3,000 enumerators across the country who collect agricultural data on behalf of NASS. Joi Wilson, one of NASDA’s Supervisory Enumerators in Oregon shared this photo with us as she was doing…

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NASS Northern Plains Region Survey Training Workshop February 6-8, 2018

The NASS Northern Plains Region held a survey training workshop February 6-8, 2018 to prepare NASDA enumerators for ARMS III data collection. NASDA’s NASS Program Director Charlie Ingram participated in the workshop which included about 50 NASDA enumerators and supervisors and NASS regional and state staff. ARMS is a vital NASS survey which is the only source of detailed financial and…

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USDA Reports Corn Yield and Soybean Production Up in 2017

Across the Midwest, a lack of extreme heat helped boost the nation’s corn yield to its highest level on record – slightly above 2016. The nation’s soybean yield was down 6 percent from 2016, but production reached a record level due to record high acreage, according to the Crop Production 2017 Summary released January 12 by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). …

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NASDA-NASS Announce 2017 Enumerators and Supervisors of the Year

Twelve NASDA enumerators and supervisors were honored during the annual NASS Awards for Excellence Program held on December 15, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The NASDA Enumerator of the Year Award recognizes enumerators and supervisors for outstanding efforts which resulted in Agency-wide impact in any of the areas of survey quality, response rates, efficiency, enumerator training and…

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USDA to Measure Final 2017 Row Crop Production and Grain Stocks

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is encouraging producers to respond to two upcoming surveys – the December Agricultural Survey and the County Agricultural Production Survey – that are critical to row crop producers around the country.  The results of the surveys help determine the structure of the 2017 farm payment and risk management programs administered by…

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NASDA Supervisory Enumerators Gather for National Workshop

The 2017 NASDA Supervisory Enumerator Workshop is being held this week in Louisville, Kentcuky. Over 75 NASDA supervisory enumerators convened to learn and share best practices and challenges as they lead the NASS data collection done by NASDA enumerators. Charlie Ingram was presented a NASS Award for Meritorious Service for his leadership role and service to the NASDA-NASS…