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NASS Data Collection Center (DCC) Coordinators Hold Successful Annual Meeting

The NASS Data Collection Center (DCC) Annual Meeting was held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on September 19-20, 2018. NASS maintains 5 Data Collection Centers (DCCs) which employ about 500 part-time NASDA phone/office enumerators who collect agricultural survey data on behalf of NASS, from farmers and ranchers across the country. The DCC Coordinators who participated in the annual meeting…

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NOD-DCC (Data Collection Center) Holds Supervisor Retreat

The NASS National Operations Division (NOD)’s Data Collection Center (DCC) held a successful Supervisory Retreat Workshop on August 9-11, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. NASDA Supervisors and Coaches from the DCC attended the session along with NASDA’s NASS Program Director Charlie Ingram. The NASS team included NOD Deputy Director Brad Parks, DCC Coordinator Vernisha Bethea, and Group…

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USDA Forecasts Record High Corn Yield and Soybean Production for 2018

U.S. farmers are expected to produce a record-high soybean crop this year, according to the Crop Production report issued August 10 by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Up 4 percent from 2017, soybean production is forecast at record high 4.59 billion bushels, while corn growers are expected to decrease their production slightly from last year, forecast at 14.6…

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iSolved Passwords & Enhanced Security

iSolved passwords will no longer expire every 90 days.Passwords will be more complex to prevent password hacking. New password rules require a minimum length of 12 characters. Spaces are allowed to permit it easier to remember passphrases. Existing users that do not reset their password will expire one last time to force a password change to meet the new password requirements. When an…

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Talking About NASS

If you’ve ever struggled to explain what we do at NASS. . . Or to describe the value of our work and how it impacts the daily lives of farmers and ranchers, you are not alone!Check out the video announcing the new Talking About NASSguide to help us all tackle this challenge. This comprehensive and convenient quick reference guide provides clear, consistent answers to common questions…

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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…