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The Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service statistical reports remain on schedule amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including the March 26 Hogs and Pigs and March 31 Prospective Plantings reports.

NASS reports the agency also continues to collect data for all upcoming reports, asking farmers and ranchers to complete their surveys online, if they don’t already respond that way. To protect the health and safety of producers, partners, and employees, NASS has suspended in-person data collection at least until April 3, 2020.

NASS Administrator Hubert Hamer says, “We are making every effort to produce the U.S. crop, livestock, and economic statistics that the nation counts on, but to do that responsibly, we are following guidance to slow the spread of coronavirus.” Ensuring that responses are returned on time means little or no additional outreach is needed.

USDA says online response is faster and more convenient for producers. To respond online at agcounts.usda.gov, producers will need their unique 17-digit survey code from the questionnaire or letter received in the mail.

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska growers, dealers, and processors held 4.0 million cwt of potatoes in storage on February 1, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Current stocks represent 42 percent of the 2019 production.

Total stocks are defined as all potatoes on hand, regardless of use, including those that will be lost through future shrinkage and dumping.

Comparing stocks by type, Russets accounted for 38 percent of the total, down from 40 percent in 2019. Round whites were 59 percent of the total, up from 58 percent in 2019.

Access the National publication for this release at:
https://usda.library.cornell.edu/concern/publications/47429915b

Find agricultural statistics for your county, State, and the Nation at www.nass.usda.gov