Agricultural Statistics Reports

 

To formulate, develop, and administer programs for collecting and publishing statistics related to agriculture, resources, and rural communities.
To assist rural communities to create prosperity so they are self sustaining, repopulating and economically thriving. To 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
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: National Agricultural Statistics Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
DISSEMINATION OF TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: NASS successfully released the final results of the 2012 Census of Agriculture (COA) in May 2014. NASS successfully rolled out a variety of other agricultural statistics products that are reformulations of data available from the complete 2012 COA. Some of these products include: Puerto Rico COA; State & County Profiles; Congressional District Profiles; Race, Ethnicity & Gender Profiles; American Indian Reservations; 2012 COA Web Mapping; and an Organic Production Tabulation. Fiscal Year 2015: NASS plans to begin three new surveys in 2015 to assess the status of pollinators by collecting colony loss data, stressor data, and cost data. Once the data are collected from these three new NASS surveys additional analyses are planned to examine causes and sequelae of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). These three new surveys will enable more analysis of the Colony Loss survey data; determine if a larger sample size is needed for the Colony Loss surveys, discover if and the extent to which pollination costs for any commodities have increase in association with CDD; and enable more analysis of the pollination cost data. Fiscal Year 2016: NASS plans to restore fruit and vegetable surveys to the 2011 level as well as chemical use surveys. The vegetable, fruit and nut surveys support the chemical use program.

To address the growing problem antibiotic resistant bacteria (AMR), NASS plans to add survey questions about antibiotic use to two surveys: feed for cattle, and hogs and pigs. Additionally, NASS will develop a new poultry survey looking at AMR.
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 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 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
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. 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, 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 formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: 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
See Regional Agency Offices. Consult Appendix IV for addresses of National Agricultural Statistics Service Regional Statistical Offices.
Headquarters Office
Melanie Gladics 1400 INDEPENDENCE AVENUE, S.W.,
South Agriculture Building, Room 5041A, WASHINGTON, District of Columbia 20250 Email: Melanie.Gladics@nass.usda.gov Phone: (202)720-4415 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 14 $169,721,670; FY 15 est $172,408,000; and FY 16 est $180,346,000 - 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.

FY 2013 Actual funds include recovery over the estimated funds.

FY 2014 Actual funds include recovery over the estimated funds.

FY 2015 Enacted funds were less than the FY 2015 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.