August 29, 2002
Agricultural Statistics Board
National Agricultural Statistics Service
This regulation describes responsibilities of the Agricultural Statistics Board
(ASB) to prepare and issue the official National and State forecasts and estimates
of the Department relating to crop production, stocks of agricultural commodities,
livestock and livestock products, dairy and dairy products, poultry and poultry
products, agricultural prices, agricultural wage rates, chemical usage, and such
other subjects as the Administrator of the National Agricultural Statistics Service
may direct. Among these reports will be a monthly Crop Production report,
pursuant to 7 U.S.C. 1421d, which will be issued on or before the 12th of each
NASS Headquarters and State Statistical Offices will gather information for
official forecasts and estimates from farmers and ranchers and from processors,
dealers, cooperating State and local officials, government agencies and from other
sources; and from peanut processors, holders, dealers, owners, manufacturers of
peanut products, and grower cooperative associations (7 U.S.C. 951 et. seq.).
Information will be collected by telephone, mail or internet questionnaire,
personal enumeration, or by other appropriate means.
This regulation supersedes DR 1042-42 dated January 16, 1996.
The Agricultural Statistics Board will prepare and issue prescribed reports in a timely
manner and use diligence in preventing unauthorized access to confidential information.
ASB - Agricultural Statistics Board
NASS - National Agricultural Statistics Service
SSO - State Statistical Office
August 15, 2002
ASB. The Agricultural Statistics Board for any commodity is comprised of the
Chairperson, Director of Statistics Division, Chief of the appropriate Commodity