Every 5 years NASS conducts a program review following the completion of the Census of Agriculture. The primary
purpose is to ensure that the NASS annual estimating program targets commodities and states most relevant based on
the latest available information. Last fall we announced the program review and requested stakeholder input.
The primary source of information for the program review is the Census of Agriculture, since it is the most
comprehensive source of data; however we also take into consideration estimates from the current annual estimating
program and administrative data.
The program changes balance resources across all of the programs included in the annual estimating program, which
represents over 400 individual reports.
Eliminate Region Estimates
NASS is discontinuing the publication of region estimates. All States included in the estimating program will be published
individually (subject to disclosure rules).
Eliminate the Publication of Number of Growers
NASS is discontinuing the publication of the number of growers. Similar to other estimating programs, these data will be
available in the Census of Agriculture only.
States included in the estimating program for mushrooms.
Total mushroom sales from the 2017 Census of Agriculture were arrayed from largest to smallest. States that account
for the largest proportion of the total were identified for inclusion in the annual estimating program. This allows us to
provide the most useful data to the agricultural sector in the most efficient means possible given the limited available
resources. Historically all States were included in the program, however the 8 States identified for inclusion in the
program moving forward accounted for more than 90% of the total mushroom sales reported in the 2017 Census of
Annual Mushroom Program
|Author||Lance L. Honig Admin|