USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced it will suspend a number of statistical surveys and reports for the remainder of this fiscal year due to reduced funding caused by sequestration. The reports and surveys affected are:

  • All catfish and trout reports, including catfish feed deliveries and catfish processing.
  • July cattle report.
  • Potato stocks reports.
  • All non-citrus fruit, nut and vegetable forecasts and estimates.
  • June rice stocks report.
  • All hops and hops stocks estimates.
  • Mink report.
  • Milk production reports, including production, disposition and income.
  • June on- and off-farm stocks for Austrian winter peas, chickpeas, dry peas and lentils
  • July acreage forecasts for Austrian winter peas, dry edible peas and lentils.

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