Agricultural Statistics Reports

 

The mission of the National Agricultural Statistics Agency (NASS) is to provide timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to the U.S. agriculture economy. The statistical data provided by NASS is essential to the public and private sectors for making effective policy, production, and marketing decisions on a wide range of agricultural commodities. The statistical data provided in NASS studies and reports is necessary to maintain an objective source to ensure commodity markets operate fairly and efficiently. Every 5 years the Census of Agriculture provides comprehensive national, State, and county data as well as selected data for Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Northern Mariana Islands. Formulate, develop, and administer programs for collecting and publishing statistics related to agriculture, resources, and rural communities. Assist rural communities to create prosperity so they are self sustaining, repopulating and economically thriving. Ensure our national forests and private working lands are conserved, restored, and made more resilient to climate change, while enhancing our water resources. To ensure that all of America's children have access to safe, nutritious and balanced meals.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
10.950
Federal Agency/Office
National Agricultural Statistics Service, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
L - Dissemination of Technical Information
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 NASS is planning a Local Foods Special study to provide comprehensive geographically represented farm-level data. A Honey Bee Colonies report containing loss information was released May 12, 2016. NASS will publish state-level estimates on number of colonies, colonies lost, colonies added, and colonies affected by certain stressors. In December 2016, NASS published the results from the Local Foods Survey. This was the first publication of data looking into the marketing channels utilized by producers to market their products locally. Data provided insights into four marketing channels; direct to customer, direct to retailer, direct to institutions, and sales to intermediate markets. In January 2016, NASS began a new survey to collect data to measure the cost of honey bee pollination to crop producers. The January survey collected data for 2015, and a second survey in November collected data for 2016. A publication for both years was released in December 2016. In May 2016, the first Honey Bee Colonies report was released, which included colony loss information along with colony health stressors. In April 2016, NASS released the Floriculture Crops, 2015 Summary. This release contains production, price, and whole value information for the 2015 crop year.
Fiscal Year 2018 Released the Field Crops Chemical Usage data for corn and potatoes in May 2018. Released the results from the Vegetable Chemical Usage data in July 2018. In April 2018, NASS released the latest annual prices Highlights, Prices U.S. Farmers, Received and Paid, 2007 - 2017. Published the regular schedule of Agricultural Estimates Federal Principle Economic Indicators. NASS launched a newly designed Census of Agriculture web instrument and also began work to transform the web instrument for other NASS data collections. Provided technical assistance and training to improve agricultural statistics programs in ten countries including: Armenia, Georgia, Haiti, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Tanzania.
Fiscal Year 2019 NASS will expand the Agricultural Labor Survey to include publication of Standard Occupational Codes at a regional level. NASS will continue to work collaboratively with DOL staff to ensure the resulting data products meet their needs, as we expand the data products based on ongoing process improvements. NASS published the 2017 Census of Agriculture in April 2019.
Authorization
5 U.S.C. 3109; 7 U.S.C. 411, 411a, 411b, 427, 471, 475, 476, 501, 951, 953, 955-957; Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946: 7 U.S.C. 1621-1623, 1623a, 1624-1627; Census of Agriculture Act of 1997: Public Law 105-113, 7 U.S.C. 2201, 2202, 2204g, 2225, 2248, 3103, 3311, 3504; 13 U.S.C. 142a, 142b; 18 U.S.C. 1902, 1905, 2072; 42 U.S.C. 1891-1893; 44 U.S.C. 3501-3511; 50 U.S.C. 2061 et seq, 2251 et seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Farmers and agricultural producers, marketing and processing groups, transportation and handler groups, consumers, state and local governments, educational institutions, and the general public including those located in the U.S. Territories. The type of assistance NASS provides is: Dissemination of Technical Information: specifically Agricultural Statistics.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Farmers and agricultural producers, marketing and processing groups, transportation and handler groups, consumers, state and local governments, educational institutions, and the general public including those located in the U.S. Territories. The type of assistance NASS provides is: Dissemination of Technical Information: specifically Agricultural Statistics.
Credentials/Documentation
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The type of assistance NASS offers is: Dissemination of Technical Information in the form of agricultural statistics. Request for technical information of agricultural statistics only, may be made to the headquarters office listed below. Also for Agricultural Statistics and Census of Agriculture go to the NASS website: http://www.nass.usda.gov/
Award Procedure
Not applicable.
Deadlines
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Copies of publications of estimates and reports of production, supply inventory, price and other aspects of the agricultural economy are available to anyone without restriction. Publications are provided free to survey respondents, press, Congress, and, many current publications and all data products are also available for free on the NASS Internet World Wide Website: http://www.nass.usda.gov. Other publications are available to all others on a subscription basis.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Not applicable.
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
Not applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable. National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) assistance type is disseminates of technical information, i.e., agricultural statistics and Census of Agriculture. See the NASS website: http:/www.nass.usda.gov/
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Consult Appendix IV for addresses of National Agricultural Statistics Service Regional Statistical Offices.
Headquarters Office
Ann Johnson
1400 INDEPENDENCE AVENUE, S.W.,
South Agriculture Building, Room 5041A
WASHINGTON, DC 20250 US
ann.johnson@nass.usda.gov
Phone: (202)690-0919
Fax: 202-720-9013
Website Address
http://www.nass.usda.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
12-1801-0-1-352
Obligations
(Dissemination of Technical Information) FY 18$196,851,000.00; FY 19 est $174,517,000.00; FY 20 est $163,000,000.00; FY 17$182,790,867.00; FY 16$179,472,000.00; - FY 2018 Actual funds include recovery over the estimated funds. FY 2019 Enacted funds were less than the FY 2019 President's Budget.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable. USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) does not award grants. The federal domestic assistance type NASS provides is: Dissemination of Technical Information: Agricultural Statistics and the Census of Agriculture.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Agricultural Statistics Board catalog (annual listing of reports available by subscription issued by Agricultural Statistics Board), no charge.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.