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NASS Southern Plains Region Holds Successful ARMS III Workshop

The NASS Southern Plains Region held a successful survey training workshop in San Marcos, Texas on February 4-6, 2019 to prepare NASDA enumerators for ARMS III data collection. NASDA’s NASS Program Director Charlie Ingram participated in the workshop which included about 75 NASDA enumerators and supervisors and NASS regional and state staff. The Agricultural Resource Management Survey…

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Arkansas Data Collection Center (DCC) Visit

NASDA’s NASS Program Director Charlie Ingram visited the Arkansas Data Collection Center (DCC) on October 1- November 1, 2018 in Little Rock, Arkansas. The Arkansas DCC is one of five NASS Data Collection Centers (DCCs) and employs about 100 part-time NASDA phone enumerators who collect agricultural survey data on behalf of NASS from farmers and ranchers in the region and across the…

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Wyoming Data Collection Center (DCC) Celebrates Supervisor Milestones

NASDA’s NASS Program Director Charlie Ingram visited the Wyoming Data Collection Center (DCC) on November 5-6, 2018 to recognize and honor two very important NASDA office supervisors. 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…

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NASDA Enumerator Taylor Young is Missouri’s Miss United States Agriculture Queen

NASDA’s NASS Program Director Charlie Ingram participated in the NASS Heartland Region’s ARMS II/Veg Chem Workshop for Missouri and Illinois held September 24-26, 2018. During the workshop he and Regional Director Brad Summa congratulated enumerator Taylor Young who is Missouri’s 2018-19 Miss United States Agriculture Queen. Miss Agriculture USA is a new non-profit agriculture…

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Sec. Perdue Transmits Thanksgiving Greeting to USDA Staff; NASDA Enumerator Paul Nelson Mentioned

Hello USDA Family – The season of giving thanks is upon us. And so today, I want to take this opportunity to personally thank each and every one of you. The work you do for USDA as a whole, and for each of your agencies, helps us all continue working towards our mission to be the most efficient, most effective, most customer focused agency in the federal government. I’ve…

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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…