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USDA Ag Statistics Advisory Committee to Meet in Kentucky
Kentucky Ag Connection - 10/12/2017

The annual meeting of USDA's Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics will take place in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 2-3. The agenda includes a discussion of the 2017 Census of Agriculture and census programs; the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Strategic Plan; big data; and the Agricultural Resource Management Survey and Chemical Use program. There will also be an update on NASS by Administrator Hubert Hamer.

The meeting is open to the public and will take place at The Brown Hotel, 335 W Broadway, Louisville. There will be an opportunity for public questions and comments at 8:15 a.m. on Nov. 3. Registration is required. To attend, please contact NASS by email: (ACAS RSVP in subject line); Phone: 202-720-2707; or eFax: 855-493-0445.

The committee advises the Secretary of Agriculture and NASS on the scope, content and timing of surveys and the every-five-year census of agriculture. The 20 committee members represent a broad range of agricultural disciplines and interests. For more information about the Advisory Committee on Agricultural Statistics visit

NASS is the federal statistical agency responsible for producing official data about U.S. agriculture and is committed to providing timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to U.S. agriculture.

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