USDA to resume milk production surveys

By Agri-Pulse staff

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2013 - USDA's National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) will resume milk production quarterly producer surveys on Oct. 1, after the agency says it was forced to suspend the surveys in April due to sequestration. The surveys resume just as fiscal 2013 ends and the new fiscal year begins.

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NASS uses the surveys to gather data to establish the monthly milk production estimates. The resumed quarterly data surveys will mean that dairy cow and milk per cow statistics will again be available.  “These are critical data points for interested parties to forecast future milk supply,” the agency said in a release.

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