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Agricultural Statistics Reports

Program Descriptions

Program Number

10.950

Title

Agricultural Statistics Reports

 

Federal Agency

NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

Authorization

5 U.S.C. 3109; 7 U.S.C. 411, 411a, 411b, 427, 471, 475, 476, 501, 951, 953, 955-957; 7 U.S.C. 1621-1623, 1623a, 1624-1627; 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.

 

Status

Active

 

Objectives

To formulate, develop, and administer programs for collecting and publishing statistics related to agriculture, resources, and rural communities.

 

Types of Assistance

Dissemination of Technical Information.

 

Uses and Use Restrictions

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.usda.gov/nass/ Other publications are available to all others on a subscription basis.

 

Eligibility Requirements

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.

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.

Credentials/Documentation

None.

 

Application and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure

Request for technical information only may be made to the headquarters office listed below.

Award Procedure

Not applicable.

Deadlines

Not applicable.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.

Appeals

Not applicable.

Renewals

 

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Not applicable.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not applicable.

 

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Not applicable.

Audits

Not applicable.

Records

Not applicable.

 

Financial Information

Account Identification

12-1801-0-1-352.

Obligations

FY 07 $160,300,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable.

 

Program Accomplishments

Estimates on approximately 120 crops and 45 livestock items are included in approximately 400 reports. These reports include crops, livestock and poultry estimates; agricultural chemical usage; prices received by farmers; prices paid for commodities and services; and data on farm employment and wage rates.

 

Regulations, Guidelines and Literature

The Census of Agriculture is conducted every 5 years, for the years ending in a "2" or "7" and provides comprehensive data down to the county level on all aspects of the agricultural economy.

 

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Agricultural Statistics Board catalog (annual listing of reports available by subscription issued by Agricultural Statistics Board), no charge. Consult Appendix IV for addresses of National Agricultural Statistics Service State Statistical Offices.

Headquarters Office

National Agricultural Statistics Service, Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250. Telephone: (202) 720- 2707. Use the same number for FTS. Contact: R. Ronald Bosecker, Administrator.

Web Site Address

http://www.usda.gov/nass

 

Related Programs

10.153, Market News
10.250, Agricultural And Rural Economic Research
10.700, National Agricultural Library
11.001, Census Bureau Data Products
11.110, Manufacturing And Services
17.003, Prices And Cost Of Living Data

 

Examples of Funded Projects

PROJECTS: Not applicable.

 

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.



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